Monthly Photo Challenge: September

One thousand, nine hundred and seventy-five miles and I am finally back home in Cornwall. Not spent enough of this month at home to do a challenge post on the Cornish blog, so here is a summary of my September elsewhere in the UK.

Colchester Castle
Colchester Castle

Starting with a wedding in Colchester, Essex and then winding slowly northwards along the eastern side of the country to Edinburgh, where I met up with the delightful restless one – fellow blogger Jo who has now retreated to her home in the Algarve for a rest. Finishing with a relaxing week in the “Country of the Big Trees” – Perthshire and a brief stopover in Shrewsbury to visit the mother-in-law.

The wedding went off fine, a lovely bright and sunny day after a couple of humid and grey ones so the ceremony and the buffet were held outdoors. A beautiful cake made up of dozens of flower-iced cupcakes, unfortunately I prefer my cake to have more cake than icing and this wasn’t the case. Looked incredible though. And neither the bride nor her father managed to trip over on the uneven flooring!

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Weather-wise it was a pretty good month. Began with hot and humid in Essex, a wet day in Norwich, sunshine and clear skies in Lincolnshire, back to hot and humid in Durham followed by a couple of days in the murky fog and damp, before becoming sunny and bright once more in Scotland. Rained pretty much all the way home, but you can’t have it all!

Glamis Castle, Scotland
Glamis Castle, Scotland

I will write about each of the places we visited in turn, once I have sorted through the hundreds of photos and caught up with stuff back home – not least the garden which appears to have gone wild during my absence.

[the header image is of the skyline in Edinburgh – for some reason the skyline caught my eye there more than anything else – all those spires and chimneys]

The Cardinal is continuing his photo project throughout 2016 – a blogging event, a monthly photo challenge. Read his blog for the new rules this year (he is running two versions) and to view his interpretation and those of other participants.

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Heyjude

I now live back in the UK, but spent several years travelling the world and then living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

37 thoughts on “Monthly Photo Challenge: September”

    1. I had forgotten how tiring hopping around the country (any country) like this can be. We usually stay a week or two in one place and use that as a base to tour around.

  1. A huge chunk of the UK in one trip. Almost worth a book, surely?
    Ashamed to say that I have no photos of Norwich, and I only live 18 miles from there.
    It must have indeed been very tiring. I have just had a 400 mile round trip to Oxfordshire staying overnight, and feel shattered!
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. Norwich is interesting and has a lovely cathedral. I also liked Lavenham and Bury St Edmunds (very fleeting visit). You are actually not far from a lot of nice places.

        1. There are more places in that region I’d like to see so I guess there will be another visit east at some stage, then we’ll have to try and meet up for a natter 🙂

  2. Glamis Castle looks like it’s right out of Disneyland, or some fairly tale. I guess I need to get my butt to Scotland…as I missed it last summer.

  3. That was quite a trip! You seemed to fit a lot into it, and so many different places. I love the photo of Glamis Castle – peeping mysteriously from the trees. Despite having toured much of Scotland on family holidays I am pretty sure I didn’t ever go there.

    1. By the time we reached Dunkeld I was rather tired, so I didn’t explore as much as I thought I would in Scotland. Glamis was a good decision though on a beautiful day so we enjoyed the grounds as much as the house itself.

  4. OMG! OMG! OMG! From city scapes to castles to seaside to fields of hay … all so beautiful. And Glamis Castle looks like it’s straight out of a fairy tale. What a wonderful tour!

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