Friday, September 23

The Last Fair of the Year.

Hopefully the weather will be kind to us on Sunday 25th September.
As that will be the last of the Grange-over-Sands Prom Art fairs this year.


It has been a really good year for us at the Prom and the number of artists has grown with some exceptionally good work appearing.
I believe there are upwards of 100 artists now exhibiting. 
I especially liked seeing the work of some of the young post-graduate fine art painters.
They bring a frissance of youth and edginess to the show which can only be good!

I'm sure Robert who oversees us so kindly, must be well satisfied with the season.


But even if you are not an art collecter, the prom is a joy to walk along with monthly changes in the flowers that grow the full length from the station to the tea room. And then there's the view across the bay to the hills of N. Lancashire or behind the town to the mountains of the Lake District.



And if you like a fun journey then you could always get the train from Carnforth.
It crosses the Kent river at Arnside and stops at Grange.
Carnforth Station!  You could just have a brief encounter there
before travelling on to say hello to us at the Prom Art!




Beautiful Grange-over-Sands

Wednesday, September 21

A Poem for Thursday.






There go the white birds
Lolling on the thermals.
Rising up as one from water
Leaving behind the flowing tide.
Lazily gliding, pattern making
Like leaves in the wind.
Flashing white against piercing blue.
Silver mercury in the sun
Moving on
Out of  sight.

What the fungi are those?



A quick walk down the back field
 and lo and behold almost over night these have appeared!


Now I know that this is "fly agaric" and pretty darn poisonous but also magnificently beautiful.


                            .... look at the size of this cartwheel of a fungi!...
I know because I read up last time they appeared, that these are a product of the silver birch grove that we have in the field.



The animals / birds have already had a go at this one...why don't they die?
 Well of course, I hope they don't !


Turn your back and another lot seem to spring up...
This lot looks as if they could be edible...
...but I'm not going to have a go!


and look how dinky these ones below are...sweet little things...


Then all by itself this whopper!
 But gorgeous I think.


More fodder for some creature...could it be the field mice?


This one had such a super shiny brown top but was really small....



going...going...gone...


And here is my liebling one!
So tiny and actually lots of them but this photo came out best.
They are hidden in the Labyrinth.
Like drops of blood and snuggled in with the grasses and wild flowers that appear there

Pinetop Perkins & Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith - Lord, Lord, Lord

They all disappear and we are the poorer for it.

"Lord, Lord, Lord".



No Stones, no Dylan, no Clapton and no Van without these wonderful musicians.

Monday, September 19

Kreuz Spinner

I love the German name for this spider.
Kreuz Spinner.
Cross Spider.
It's obvious!


I found him/her  spinning on this dried flower stem while I was tidying up the garden.
What a pattern!


Wonderful colours....



and goodness me up close...quite hairy.

I don't mind spiders.
No arachnaphobia here!