Monday, 3 July 2017

T Stands for …a trip to the seaside….

….but first it's a Happy Independence Day wish for all those celebrating it!
Just a little journal page with one of my favourite Stampotique stamps - Agatha Star. As I love to star gaze on Summer nights I am joining in at Art Journal Journey with Elizabeth's theme of 'Summertime Love'

Last week while away at our caravan we decided to visit one of our favourite places for an easy walk - Arnside.
We visit here right through the year - the skies are always interesting and we can walk along the pathway by the sea fairly easily when the tide is out as it was last week.
I took some shots on the way back as the wind wasn't blowing in my face by then.

This cafe seems to have closed down

If you look closely you will see a train - we sometimes catch this train to Grange-Over-Sands - the views are amazing!
We had taken a little picnic which, had it not been so windy, would have been eaten while sitting on one of the many benches instead of in the car. We enjoyed watching the birds though including six or seven Little Egrets.
After we had eaten we walked in the opposite direction past the railway station.

 This path was what we were looking for…it leads to Sandside..where we took these photos. There is a car park halfway along but it is only a disabled carpark! We didn't walk this time but now we know where we can get on to it!

Back over the station bridge and on to ….
We called in to Beetham Nurseries - they have a tea room and a larger airier cafe where we had a coffee(we also had a scone but had eaten before I took this photo)
 "I suppose you want a smile?"

The cafe was just about to shut when I took this on the way out!
I also bought a Calendula which I have pushed into a hole in our wall - I am hoping it will spread!
My favourite part of the garden now looks like this..
The white Hebes has all sorts of insects on it!
Finally, yes, I'll go in a minute….we were treated to this at the end of a rainy evening..

…all in the space of half an hour!

Wishing everyone a Happy T day!
Thanks for looking! Chris


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Goodness, what a fabulous post. You and T take the most incredible trips. They may be day trips, but they are filled with fun photos and gorgeous sights.

I simply adore your star gazing Agatha Star. She's simply adorable and oozes summertime love. Are those stars in the sky, stars in her eyes, or shooting stars? Gotta love this beautiful AJJ entry.

I really enjoyed your walk along the beach. Yes, I saw the train. Your photos enlarge nicely. These were simply stunning photos that shared parts of your country most tourists will never see!

T is SO funny. Yes, T, we want a big smile, not a smirk, a sneer, or a frown. I take it you had coffee and he had tea.

I like the idea of the plant in your wall. It is a clever idea, something I've not seen here in the states. And of course, your sunset photos are perfect.

Thank you for taking us with you on your walk and for T this soon to be Tuesday.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OOPS, and thanks for sharing your fabulous AJJ journal page, too. Guess I got a bit carried away and forgot my manners.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful journal page, that will make Elizabeth happy! And thanks for sharing those lovely photos. Your hubby is a good sport to always play along for our TSFT day! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

Cute journal page! Love the photos from your seaside walk (shame about the wind) and your longsuffering hubby posing for the T shot! gorgeous sunset.

chrissie said...

Great page you made for Independance Day Chris

Beautiful memories for me of the railway journey across the bridge at Arnside as we made our way home to Whitehaven from Carnforth. Never actually explored there though we did stay at Grange-over-Sands a couple of times. You always find somewhere nice for a snack or a meal and nice that you take the pics and we see your husband--I forget my camera most times so I am the one on the pics.

Have a Happy T Day

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

A lovely post and a happy celebration journal page.
The photos looked super and the walk along the beach looked good. Your husband always has a smile for us on T day as well.
Hope you have a good day.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Great journal page, the stars and stripes are wonderful 😀. You always visit the most lovely places, I so enjoyed the walk along the pathway by the sea, it looks such a pretty place! Your garden is looking beautiful too. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊
p.s. thanks for your lovely comments on my blog and the addition to my list of words. J x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

You both take the best trips always! AMAZING!!!!What wonderful photos! Your hubby's smile is so nice - great guy!

My name is Erika. said...

Loving your USA piece. The stars are so cool and what a cute little person. :) And wow. You always go places that are so beautiful Chris. I've visited London twice and someday I need to go back and travel around England to see some of these beautiful places for myself. I would like that seaside walk for sure. Hope its a happy T day. Hugs-Erika

Linda Kunsman said...

You guys are having such a god time on your trips and what a good sport hubby is for T days! Love your patriotic card-that stamp is adorable. What really beautiful scenery again. Thanks for taking us all on your lovely adventures, and happy T day!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

What a darling Independence Day card, Chris! How thoughtful of you to remember our national holiday.

Thank you for taking us along on your lovely walkabout. I thoroughly enjoyed it - especially without the wind ;-)

Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

CJ Kennedy said...

The star girl is adorable. Wonderful page. Love your pictures of the countryside. Looks like a beautiful place to walk. Your husband is a good sport. Himself just shakes his head when I take T Day photos of food. Your garden is lovely especially your rock wall. Have a Happy T Day

johanna said...

your agatha stargazer stamp is so cute, awesome Card! and it is always nice to be part of your trips, even if only virtually:)
happy t-day!

jinxxxygirl said...

Chris what a fabulous post... How wonderful that you and hubby like to walk. It so good for you and it provides with wonderful Such pretty pictures..My hubby has trouble with his knees and back and can not go very far...
Pssst... i didn't see the train until you mentioned it... teach me to look at things Happy Tday! Hugs! deb

froebelsternchen Susi said...

And thanks a lot for your lovely page linked to AJJ Chris! - This Agatha Stra stamp is yo cute!

Lisca Meijer said...

Your Independence Day page is great. It made me smile.
I really enjoyed your walk (well, seeing the potos). Which station is that?
Thanks for sharing,
If your hubby doesn't like being photographed, why don't you give him the camera so that we can enjoy you smiling.
Happy T-Day,

Dianne said...

thank you for the independence day wishes and the beautiful seaside walk! the expression on the girl on the card is quite fun, and i adore the views you share from your walks and gardens! your hubby is very tolerant of your need to take his photo -- he must be a very nice person! happy belated T day! ♥