Saturday…

October 11, 2014

Filed Under : Autumn

This week has been dark and rainy…

It always feels strange when the light changes in the mornings…I’m a very early riser and I really miss the light mornings of Summer…

However Autumn holds such amazing colour, and even with rain preventing me from being in the garden more at the moment, there’s something cosy, reflective and completely fulfilling to the senses about it….

I went out early this morning, even though it was still quite dark and the starlings were chattering like mad ahead of their Autumnal murmurations…
There was a big storm last night so the garden was soaked…

( This is my new Autumn purchase by the way, as the old one wasn’t going to withhold another season! )

I burn a lot of my garden waste and then use the ash to dig into the garden during the spring as it helps with soil drainage, and I also love the fact that I dig everything back in to where it started from….
The nasturtiums are, of course, going strong and I’m still picking loads of them, but the rain last night had weighed them down and damaged them a little…
They will basically keep going until the first frost, which then kills them all in one morning!
…so the snails have only got a few weeks left!

(I took this picture yesterday, before the rain…)

but it is the way their leaves hold the rain which was my inspiration this morning…

4 thoughts on “Saturday…

  1. catralense

    It sounds like you’ve had the same sort of weather as we’ve had in Gloucestershire. I love love love my garden in Spring and Summer but it’s always become a forgotten wasteland in the darker, colder months. But looking at these BEAUTIFUL pictures has inspired me to get my boots on and get out there and enjoy what it still had to offer. So thank you.
    xx

    1. philippa stanton

      That’s brilliant you now feel inspired to get out there in this weather! It is a funny time of year for feeling as close to the garden as in Spring and Summer, but I kind of love it just after the rain…I’ll be in Gloucestershire this weekend, but am hoping for less rain on Sunday! x

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