Friday, March 2

Wall Flowers.

Coast Magazine has an article about the artists John Fox and Sue Gill who live in the most unusual house on the edge of the Bay... know when I write ..bay..
...I always mean, Morecambe Bay!

We discovered their home once, on a prowl along the Bay's edge by Ulverston,  a few years ago.
It was then a mere tangle of bits of wood and a scrub land stretching from the wooden shack down to the water's edge.
We noticed at the foot of the ridge on which it's built...
...a thorn tree bedecked with scraps of beach combings and plastic washed up on the shoreline... loked like one of those prayer trees where you put a memory of someone that you were thinking of.
So I put my bit of plastic flotsam up for a friend.
It was not much more than a shack then. Now it seems an idyll of a home looking out on what John calls, "The ballroom in the sky"

Our home by the Bay is merely an old guesthouse built to give the mill workers of the Lancashire factories an annual weeks holiday by the sea. 

So anyway...this is a post dedicated to the green clad walls of the Bay...
(Whether Morecambe, Kent's Bank, Silverdale or Ulverston.) 
...with the growth of the mosses, ferns and lichens thriving on the sweet air coming down from the  mountains of the Lakes...


  1. Love to find treasures in the cracks! Great photos xxx

  2. This is why indigenous gardening is so much more interesting than spending a fortune on 'exotics' at the Garden Centre.

  3. Anywhere a seed can throw a root there can be salad in a season.

  4. How I envy you such a fantastic place to walk and discover fascinating items such as the plastic-bedecked thorn-tree. It is lovely, here where I am and there is much to see, but there is no bay and I do often have a longing for the sea!
    (Loved that "ballroom in the sky"; what a marvelous image!)
    Thanks so much for your visit. It was a wonderful surprise!

  5. Lovely photos. We have nice little plants growing in the walls but I suspect not as many as over there in the west where the air is damper and more plants survive the rather harsh environment on mid-stone. Reminds meof the plants that grow in the grykes on the limestone pavements here - many of the plants are quite rare and grow nowhere else.
    I didn't realise that you lived so close to Morecambe Bay Gerry - I have a niece living in Ulverston and we have often walked at Silverdale and Arnside - also sometimes come to Leighton Moss Bird Reserve.

  6. I love the thought of throwing a seed and having salad! that reminds me of the story of Johnny Appleseed that we were told in school. I try to drop wild flower seed around. especially the coastal plants as we walk the prom by the Bay.

  7. And not the least - it reminds me of Spring!

  8. Great photos, like mini landscapes!


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