September 2021 in photos This entry was posted in KB on September 30, 2021 by Tigger. A month without Morecambe! I didn’t really notice and really loved reconnecting with the land up here. The shower waste pipe dropped – and would be a lot easier to fix with the shower tray out of the way. And if the shower tray was coming out, why not replace it with the bath-in-waiting (which has been in the garden for several *years* following being given to me by neighbours who’d just taken it out of their house)? Why not indeed! We raided the house for various toolsWe tried to get it out in one piece. We really did.But using the pinch bar as a lever was too much for the tray (but not enough for the silicon) and we lost a corner.At which point it was ENTIRELY legitimate to grab a big hammer and smash it up. Legitimately. HURRAH! 😀That was WAAAAY easier and quickerThose blobs on the floor? Evidence of ALLLLLLL THE SILICON. Bloomin’ cowboy installers…The pink flamingoes made it on to our bins (for fun, because they’re awesome – and to make collecting our bins from sitting alongside our neighbours’ on bin day much easier)Go go spidey artist!Went to take a photo of the willow a friend had given me.Ended up spending a very happy hour weaving it into itself to thicken it upChives are ACE.I ended up stopping off at Cairn Holy a couple of times on my way to / from the Wigtown Book FestivalGifted from a friend, on request. Really enjoying owning my very first Tibetan prayer flagsI made it to Sanctuary for the first time this yearThis was a wonderful little deviceThe site photographer was very respectful when I asked him not to include my face in his shotsClimbed up to the monument.So. Mulch. My favourite mulch by a GAZILLION miles is cotton / natural fibre fabric. It’s ace! And a lovely way to say goodbye to well worn and beyond-functioning-clothing-usage clothesSecond favourite (at least second most functional) mulch: black plastic. The plan here is to knock the grass back a bit and plant up with various herbs split out from existing plants in the herb garden by the house.Mushrooms! The mycellium network is growing 🙂The back wall was getting damp. Totally failed to get a “before” photo but imagine lots of vegetation, old bits of corrugated iron and slates leaning against the wall and you’ll get the picture.Work in progress.Before adding stonesAlmost thereA gorgeous (and very old) tree the other side of Kirkcudbright BayBabington’s Bulbils!Not blood (rest assured, I’m still vegan) – raspberry juice!Not quite sure why this photo got taken, but I like itVisit to Edinburgh to see these two fabulous people wedAnd made it to Craigmillar Castle (the “proper” Edinburgh castle according to some)A stunning tree in Cally WoodsStumbled (almost literally – thankfully didn’t disturb them) across a bee hive in the landA lovely walk (and swim) with a friend at RedhayneWelcome to Costa Del Galloway.It’s very lovely.But has the occasional jelly fish (turns out after being stung you need to wash in salt water – check, already in the sea! – then soak in really hot water for half an hour. Did the trick for me!)This was at one of the roof apexes. And was about ready to topple off! Not sure it’ll ever make it back up there again but for now it’s safely stored…Oh, oak tree *swoon*This was a magical swim at my favourite beach – what an evening for it.