Life Within Four Corners – May 2017

Welcome to the May instalment of ‘Life Within Four Corners’, where I share some of my favourite Instagram photos, and the stories that went along with them, from the preceding month. You can find out all about Life Within Four Corners here, and I’d love it if you joined in by sharing some of your favourite monthly photos and stories too! You can also get involved on Instagram using the hashtag #lifewithinfourcorners, and at the end of each month I’ll pick a few of my favourites to post up on my feed (thanks so much to those of you who’ve already been joining in!).

We’ve had some lovely weather in Caithness over the last month, and as usual I couldn’t resist sharing some scenery shots from my daily walks with my canine companion. Life always seems better when the sun is shining, and it’s been lovely to see the kids playing outside, enjoying water fights, and even sampling the first barbecues of the season – it suddenly feels like Summer is finally on the way!

The nice weather also extended to a family day out in Inverness a few weeks back, and I was delighted to see this photo I took in the city centre featured across the North Coast 500’s social media channels in May.

Inverness in Spring

Food featured heavily on my Instagram feed this month, and having switched to a gluten free diet lately, I was happy for the opportunity for some food photography with my latest GF creations. Yummy!

And as always at this time of year, cherry blossom was another frequent feature. The cherry tree in our garden is a source of pure joy to me every Springtime, and I’m always quite sad to see it’s blossom go when June approaches. It always serves as a reminder to enjoy the here and now – or at the very least that 3 week window when my garden is alive with pink.

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Flowers in general pop up regularly on my camera roll – I loved these tulips and the roses you might remember from last month, which lasted surprisingly well when I relocated them to the treehouse in our garden!

And of course bluebells – I fell in love with these little blue wonders all over again when we visited some bluebell woods near Golspie for an afternoon out earlier this month.

Boys in BluebellsBlubell Woods

And what would a month on Instagram be without books and coffee? We recently acquired some old books from a relative which I promptly put to good use as photo props and in flatlays (I do plan to read them too!)

And we spent a fair bit of our month scanning the sea for killer whales during this year’s local ‘Orca Watch’ (read more in last week’s article on reasons to visit the North of Scotland in Spring). Unfortunately we didn’t see any – although plenty of other lucky people did. Not to worry, I’m still keeping my fingers crossed for June!

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That’s it for this month’s round up of Life Within Four Corners. If you enjoyed this please feel free to pop over and follow me on Instagram for lots more similar-but-different updates. I’ll be back with more snippets of life within squares and rectangles next month. Have a lovely June folks, I do hope to see you then!