Once upon a time I lived in a fabby old house, an old post office to be exact. In the garden were some dilapidated sheds, one for coal, one for garden implements and one, I can’t remember what and well, it doesn’t matter. At the back of the sheds there was a small flower bed and then a phone box (red of course) and a post box, also red. What I loved though, was the colour of the old stained wood, darkish brown, very dark brown once but now faded like a lovely watercolour (which is what it was as Scotland is wet). In that bed grew these stalwart soldiers, tall upright stems of vibrant purple foxgloves. Normally I can take or leave the foxglove but up against this dark faded wood of the shed - it was so exquisite, the contrast of colour, the verticals of the wood and flowers. I tried numerous times to capture what I was seeing, with the camera. I never managed to. I stopped people, neighbours and the like and asked them, “don’t you think it’s gorgeous,” and of course they humoured their crazy neighbour but really, it was lovely . This is lovely too.
Thanks to you Tom of “betweenthewoodsandthewater,” not just for following me but also for being the catalyst that took me to a site I covet, or rather, the contents within. In the meantime, I had a pleasantly nostalgic tour of your blog; your passion for cabins and sheds in wild, out beyond places, for the gorgeous wildlife (oh how I’ve missed seeing the fox and the pine martin) and for the well chosen excerpts from lovers of wildnerness. I almost felt as if I was in the wilds of Scotland, you fooled me so well. Now, to an explanation of the interesting site. I stumbled upon a site called Inspiration Green and I fell in love with many of their charming, cozy, almost addictive structures. I offer these “cabins” as a thank you for following me and I am sure you will love the site too.