so, last weekend saw us head to peebles for m to meet up with some fellow cyclists he met online. apparently five hours of cycling in the wind and rain is appealing to some folk! not so for me though. in between the showers and gales on the saturday i managed a wee wander around peebles town, met some lovely folk and spent half the day chatting in the amazing galleries and craft shops there. the rest of the afternoon i spent curled up in our van reading and eating chocolate!!! very lazy i know, but it felt like ages since i just sat and did nothing, and very enjoyable it was too.
sunday saw us return to better weather so i headed off to dawyck botanic gardens. we've been meaning to go along since we moved back to the mainland but somehow never managed it. i felt a bit odd being on my own at first, as everyone seemed to be with their families but i soon forgot my awkwardness as my obsession with photography took over! i was also lucky enough to time my visit with a textiles exhibition showing work from maggie warren and cherrie noble which was an unexpected treat.
here's just a few of the couple of hundred pics i took! i did have a wee smile to myself though, everything i looked at - all the textures, colours, shapes - i interpreted into textiles, looks like i'm going to busy turning all of this inspiration into new work :)
happy autumn ...