It's just struck me how much this hillock reminds me of a Kay Nielsen painting that I love - the one called 'And then she lay on a little green patch in the midst of a gloomy thick wood'.
In the painting the hill is covered in little flowers. I bet this was too, back in the spring, but the ferns and the grasses were the main attraction on this September day and we were drawn there to eat our picnic.
Last week we stayed at Pobty Cottage on the Isle of Angelsey. I've been excited about visiting this place since back in the winter when I saw photos of the swing seat under the big pine tree looking out over calm waters. The tide was so far out when we arrived that it was hard to believe it would come right up to the garden wall.
I have been writing my weekly 'Three Somethings' email for a whole year, so I have been gathering some of the words of encouragement that kind people have sent so that I can treasure them.