We were quite excited to see it as last time we went there it was pouring with rain.
This is the folly at Mow Cop, built in 1754 for the rich owner of nearby Rode Hall to improve his view. When it was first built in the family would go there for picnics. It is no longer possible to climb up to it but we enjoyed walking on the path around it.
It would have been very peaceful and we had hoped to hear the birds singing, unfortunately, despite there being a large 'No Drones' sign someone decided that he just had to have one hovering around all time we were there...if only I could have found him........
That could have been him up on the right on another rock...I wasn't going to climb up there.....
The view from the road on the way down was lovely too!
After our salad lunch hubby had a cup of tea and I had a coffee.
Both served in pots to go with our china cups and saucers.
I was so focused on getting the hand crafted flowers in the photo that I forgot about pouring my coffee...and don't you just love the little milk bottle?
I was looking through instagram the other day and found some lovely collages by @connieandbeegee and was inspired to try one of my own in the a similar style.
I have had this little goat for a while and he seemed to fit perfectly here and also right for entering at Art Journal Journey and Gill's theme 'Anything with eyes'
With a dictionary page as a background I used my new AALLandcreate poppy set and some bits cut from one of their A4 stamps, a Tim Holtz receipt stamp, a butterfly from an old book and a stem hand drawn by me and dipped into some Distress Oxide ink on my mat.
The red dots had been on my desk for a while and I added them on a whim...then wished I hadn't!
I also have an entry for Moo Mania and More - Butterflies theme - it is one of the sample tags I made for Crafty Individuals.
I stamped one of Jean's lovely butterflies onto some map paper and added one of the images from the lovely books. You may recognise the croissant wrapping - I still have some bits left - croissants now come in plain card! The background is stamped with parts of various Craft Individual stamps.
I haven't forgotten about showing you my France photos, just having a break from them!
Thanks for looking, Chris