Flowers around Tythebarn House through my favourite vintage Helios lens.
I hope you enjoy these memories of summer as much as I enjoyed capturing them.
Summer days are here again…..
The morning mist rising over green pastures and limestone ridges,
Enjoying a summer afternoon stroll along the Lancaster Canal recently and I noticed there’d been a real change since last time I took this route to the allotment. I’d been busy cycling there and back with a basket on my bike, transporting home the adundance of fruit as it ripened each day. Some days it was easier than walking, but I realized how much I’ve missed watching the small changes in the season.
A Sunshine Summer at last at Tythebarn House B&B and our allotment raspberries are loving it. The picking season had only just swung in to action the day I picked these and I had no bag with me. Having watched Rick Stein’s India the evening before I took a tip from another land and tucked them inside a large cabbage leaf to carry home.
The great thing about this perfect jam fruit is it’s so easy, there’s no peeling or stalk removing once picked. Just a quick rinse, then on to the scales, layer up with the sugar and leave your glorious pink, pan full of goodness to itself for a few hours.
Lady’s Slipper, Fairy Steps and Silver Dale are words that conjure up a land of day dreaming and story telling. Finding your way from Tythebarn House B&B around this patchwork of wonder and wildlife in a far-flung corner of Lancashire is magical in itself with its mysterious maze of crisscrossing roads and county boundaries.