Thursday, August 05, 2010

Brown

This is a rather too autumnal theme for me, I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet.
Though there is plenty of parched summer-brown grass around in the UK just now.


However, I've enjoyed revisiting some of my numerous photos of beautiful Suffolk brown countryside, taken while walking with a best friend and her dog:










This birdbath was in my father's ex-garden



and this door knocker was spotted in the South of France (Domme, in the Dordogne/Lot region).



This is Eastbourne.....




A couple of lost browns:



(apologies if you've seen this photo before, but I couldn't not include this particularly bizarre brownness)



Cob nuts, snapped and then snaffled last autumn...



and lastly and most favourite, a pint of delectably brown Old Speckled Hen.




more Theme Thursday brownness over here

22 comments:

Francisca said...

I'm glad I got to go on this brown tour of your archives... what great shots! I especially like the one in Eastbourne and the potatoes!

Austin said...

The door knocker was awesome!

Brian Miller said...

ooo...speckled hen...ha on the shoes and the bottle...i would say toasted...i find the doorknob a bit creepy actually...

Lesley said...

The shot with the potatoes is especially nice. as is that Speckled Hen!

Gabriela Abalo said...

great, great pictures!!

the potatoes is awesome ;)

mouse (aka kimy) said...

i adore that top photo

but all your photos capture the warmth, comfort and beauty of brown

ah, perhaps we should have saved brown for november....but we were thinking brown lawns, brown bodies (from the sun) and of course brown ale!

happy tt!!

Betsy said...

Are those potatoes? they look HUGE!

I'm loving that doorknocker!

Roy said...

Definitely a great collection of browns!

Shammickite said...

Brown is such a friendly colour.
I just bought a new brown shirt.
I wonder why those nice shoes were left behind?

Claudia said...

my favorite pic is the one with the leaves - fantastic!

tony said...

England's Brown + Pleasant Land!

AngelMay said...

I do SO love that birdbath photo!

Alan Smithee said...

Now that's brown! Evocative post.

Me said...

Some fabulous shots! I would love to know the story behind the beer and the shoes...
:)
-C

joanny said...

Love your photo collection and that bird bath looks like the condition of mine half the time sigh.

Nice TT enjoyed the view.

Joanny

http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/2010/08/early-to-rise.html

Baino said...

Wow looks like wellie weather! My new wellies are yet to be used, bought them and the rain stopped.What are cob nuts? Sorry gotta go, brown ducks pooing in my pool

Betty said...

I'm thinking mangelwurzels rather than potatoes? Fab shot.

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lettuce said...

thanks for your comments everyone.

kimy, I did enjoy doing this brown post. ANd my garden is less brown after some recent rain, at last.

Brian it is a bit creepy, isn't it?

Baino that sounds delightful.
cob nuts are quite like hazlenuts, but taste like a cross between hazlenuts and almonds. Sort of.

The veggies are sugarbeet - grown as a cattle feed.

GreenWhisper said...

love the turnips and the autumnal birdbath..nice pint too..mmmm speckled hen :)

GreenWhisper said...

ah..sugarbeet..when i was living down in mid-wales the farmers used to grow turnips to feed the sheep..i found this out after taking a regular short cut across the fields one autumn day with shopping bags to be chased by a flock of insane sheep..who i later discovered must have thought it was time for their treat feed lol.still makes me laugh..they were munching at my bags and ramming into the backs of my legs..heart pumping stuff..killer sheeps lol

joyce said...

marvellous how beautiful brown can be!! particularly love that first, muddy field. great eye, lettuce.