This week we have celebrated our daughter's 25th birthday with a visit and walk on Dartmoor that ended with a delicious pub lunch. We had a wander around the woods and lanes of Lustleigh, which we have never visited before. It was so picturesque and peaceful.
We discovered a Community Orchard, sheep were grazing under the apple trees and a school nursery group were outside enjoying the sunshine.
We came upon this very unusual granite stone, girls names were carved in the rock and it took us a few moments to work out that the chair on top was a throne for the May Queen. May Day celebrations are important part of the village calendar. Prior to 1954 the crowning on the May Queen used to happen in an remote woodland outside the village.
We passed some wonderful thatched cottages on our walk. I particularly liked the fresh flowers displayed on this ancient door and the matching pink watering can!
Back home, September has been a mixture of sunshine and rain and high winds, it must be terrifying to be caught up in those dreadful hurricanes and after it has passed by, to discover that everything is destroyed or unrecognizable, my thoughts are with those who are suffering.
We have also been picking blackberries. It's always good to try a new recipe when you have a glut of produce, these blackberry crumble muffins made a delicious alternative to apple and blackberry crumble.
What do you like best about September?