Lilies in the bay window

A magnificent departing gift from last weeks visitors to Bal Cottage,
Catherine, Simeon and Lily - many thanks.

Visitors sometimes leave a present


Gorse with Currants

Although Gorse flowers almost all year down here, some years seem to favour it more than others. Here is a clump at the front of our cottages emerging from a background of last year's dead bramble branches, and below that the first florets of Flowering Currant, said by some to smell like cat pee! An extreme view in my opinion. Gorse flowers smell like warm desiccated coconut in hot sunshine.

Gorse flowers all year and smells of hot dessicated coconut in hot sunshine.