The Changing Seasons, July 2022

Fungus on a log

What a month it has been…. what with the heatwaves and wildfires not just here in the UK but around the world! And then the flash floods. The climate is definitely changing and now they are predicting another heatwave here in the UK. Please NO!!! The last one was bad enough.

Of course, we had to start our annual holiday off right in the middle of that heatwave.

This year we took the dog with us on holiday… which made handling the heatwave a little trickier… but luckily for us Sharon, the Manager, of Ford Farm Lodges in Kilcot, lent us a fan to keep him and us, nice and cool.

But our holiday was not marred at all… for two days it was too hot to go out in the middle of the day, so we decided go out very early and then again in the evening. Our little boy loved it.


On our final day we headed to Hereford… and strolled through the Cathedral grounds and gardens before heading down towards the River Wye and Black Lion Public House.

Mallard’s Pike Lake

On two days, we went to Mallard’s Pike Lake, where our little boy enjoyed his swim. Now would you believe it! Our little boy would steer well clear of water… to him water was toxic… but he learnt to swim and by the end of our week if he saw water, he was heading straight for it.

Jacobaea Flowers
A photograph of yellow flowers photographed at Mallard’s Pike Lake in Gloucestershire,


We only spent a week away and the next week we stayed at home… and did days out. We decided to visit Greenwich Maritime Museum in London. How I wish we had taken our camera’s but we didn’t so we had to use our mobile phones. Mobiles are handy but they never capture what your DSLR camera can.


Now this is one visit our little boy go on and he loved it. He couldn’t go to Greenwich but was so excited to visit Knole. At first, I was a little apprehensive to taking him, because of the deer there. But he was as good as gold, and ignored the deer.

Great Comp Gardens

Yesterday was our final day… unfortunately, dogs are not allowed at Great Comp Gardens, so he had to spend the day with our son. The gardens are beautiful and already you can see how the seasons are changing and how we are not heading into autumn.

Here we are now in August… and the season starting to change from Summer to Autumn. But July for us, was a lovely month. A chance to recharge our batteries and spend time away as well as visiting what it practically on our doorstep.

Until next month…

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Bren is a female amateur photographer, fibromyalgia sufferer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Brashley Photography which showcases the places they’ve visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

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