A slight fading of the foliage, not necessarily noticable in the heat of the day.
Berries in the hedgerows, seed heads, fields empty of their crop. And the smell in the air, hard to define, but earthly and damp.
The days are still warm though, the weekend for us was a scorcher and so there was nothing else for it, but to head to the beach and swim, and swim and collect pretties.
We are always on the lookout for stones with holes in them, and if we are really lucky, find ones that have crystals formed inside them. Sparkly and glittery, like diamonds, but hard to photograph.
Then there is this delightful place, set high on the cliffs, one of the areas best kept secrets. So much so, that I have lived in the area for 12 years and only discovered it's whereabouts last year.
As you sit with your ice cream in the summer sun, this is the view from your seat. A small paved area and a ricketty fence is all that stops you from falling down a very long way.
Not much time for crafting this week, but lots of sun and sand and fun and swimming and walking on the beach as the sun falls towards the horizon.
Not such a little fairy after all!
As I say, not much crafting, except that I did manage to put together my swap goodies and get them in the post to my secret partner, I in turn await my parcel from an unknown destination. A great twist to the swapping game. None of us know who we are to receive our goodies from, we only know who we are making things for. Alas, I cannot show the photos, because in my haste to get them posted, I forgot!