Saturday, 21 June 2014

Mid Summer at Soggibottom Cottage 2014


I'm sure there are more beautiful places to be on such a perfect sunny Summer Solstice day, but at the moment I can't think of a better place than right beside a shady river at the edge of  Dartmoor National Park.


The river Bovy at it's best with the sun filtering through the tree's, dancing on the water.


The shallow sides of the river also make it a great place for a dog to paddle.


Finding the old railway track that seems to go on forever before eventually arriving back where we started our walk by the meadow beside the river. Perfect.


Soggibottom has been very lax at blogging lately,  many thanks to all who have contacted us wondering where we have been.


There have been ducks to feed.


Dragonfly's to count.


As well as growing apples and tomato plants to keep an eye on.


Sunsets to gaze at through the open cottage window.


A full moon to stand with wonder and stare at.


There has also been lots of ice cream.


Lake side walks.


Grebe watching.


Beach walks.


Friends to meet and greet as they pass the cottage.


Toy bunnies to knit.
This free knitting pattern can be found HERE, it's an easy to follow pattern bysmallmeans.com.
The Soggibottom version of the bunnies uses bright coloured wool, it is a beautiful pattern.


There is even a Freya Rose Blossom version. Although it doesn't quite capture Freya's smile.


Freya Rose Blossom is over at  CAT FLAP CAVALIER  as usual if you want to catch up with her.


Mid Summer, well, not all about Stonehenge is it ?
Have a great day where ever you are guys. :-) xxx

16 comments:

Joanna said...

Lovely! Thanks for the bunny link. Your bunnies are charming, of course.

Murphy said...

Great photos. Now about that ice cream cone, is there some way I can get a lick??

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Mary Ann said...

I'd say you are enjoying summer to the fullest:) Lovely pictures.

Sue said...

Beautiful countryside. Mother nature at her best.

Loving the Wabbits:)

Sue said...

Sounds like a wonderful summer. Your colorful bunnies are adorable. I have two that are all knit up and waiting to be stuffed. That's the part I hate most, but maybe tonight I can make myself sit down and do it. Poor flattened babies!

Wish I was there to stroll with you and lick ice cream cones.

Dolores said...

Good to see you're out and about with Freya. Joanna let me know about your link for the free knitted bunnies. Many thanks. Too bad Ayla and David didn't have time to pop by. Perhaps when they're on their way back to London.

WoolenSails said...

That looks like a great way to spend the day and a beautiful place to enjoy it. Love old trails with underpasses, like being in another time.

Debbie

Caroline B said...

You've certainly been on some beautiful walks!

Molly The Wally said...

We agree Mother Nature at it's best and you got ice cream too. Nice one. The bunnies are fabulous. Have a serene Sunday and enjoy some big easy today.
Best wishes Molly

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Looks like the perfect place to spend the first day of summer! Hope you enjoyed it!

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

Wow great full moon. AND yes that woman who didn't recognize a Freya was a Cavalier sure is travelling down a dark road for sure!

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

Wow great full moon. AND yes that woman who didn't recognize a Freya was a Cavalier sure is travelling down a dark road for sure!

Soggibottom said...

She was definitely on her own :-) xxx

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your photos tell all! They are so beautiful and we can tell you have been enjoying all the gifts mother earth gives to us! Such beauty in the photos,, such peacefulness,,
and the sun and moon-- oh gosh- how do you take such beautiful photos!
We felt like we were right there,,!
And the bunnys,,, oh we love them!
love
tweedles

Shashi Nayagam said...

Warm summer days are lovely in England and too nice to stay indoors. Thanks for sharing your lovely time outdoors

Sam said...

How beautiful!

Monty and Harlow