Lavender, deer, and Dalby

Over October Half-term holidays (school break for non-UK readers) the family Gibson went on a few days out, one was to Lavender farm in North Yorkshire, in the middle of nowhere is a farm for Lavender. As well as being able to order Lavender tea (which creates Lavender burps) you can also see their hungry deer!

A Hungry deerMairi and Bobbie at the Lavender Farm - North Yorkshire

Then we went to the awesome Dalby Forest for a nice walk with the stunningly vivid Autumn leaves.

Dalby Forest October 2012 4Dalby Forest October 2012 3Dalby Forest October 2012 2Dalby Forest October 2012

So as normal everything was shot on my Nikon D3000 with a 18-55mm or 55- 200mm lens and taken in RAW. Processed using ViewNX2.

Coming next a few shots from Illuminate York.

Much love

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Best roundabout in the UK

Me and Mairi were getting ready one morning when we hear radio 2 discussing the Holgate roundabout with a working windmill on it; this is something you just know of if you live in York. We did wonder why until we saw the bbc news website with the article declaring it was voted this years roundabout of the Year.

Well who could stay away? So that weekend we went to take Bobbie for a look as they had an open day, we were able to get very high up with here inside the windmill which was fun not a little scary with a small child. The group who restored it to full working order have a flickr group here

Below are the external shots I took,

Coming up will be illuminate York, which all proves to be a good hunting for my best snaps of the year. See what I’ve done the previous years 2011 & 2010.

Holgate windmill October 2012Holgate windmill October 2012 2Holgate windmill October 2012 3Holgate windmill October 2012 4Holgate windmill October 2012 5

If you go down to the woods today…

Recently we wrapped our darling daughter in more layers than a particular complex character in a BBC Drama and made our way over to Dalby Forrest in North Yorkshire. The following images are taken by me other than the one of me taken by Mairi, I love the Autumn colours in the trees and Bobbie’s face really says ‘can we go home now’ in the one of just her, as normal it’s all on Flickr so click an image and enjoy.

Forest Autumn Landscape The different colours of the forest Forest Autumn Landscape 2Dalby Orange vs Green 1Dalby Orange vs Green 2Bobbie on tour.Dad and his girlThe forest pathFood stop!Orange gives way to Green....A small tree