Monday, 4 September 2017

towards the end of summer

This summer has passed too quickly and September is here. I have been lucky to have had a couple of trips away and as often happens, when I arrive home even after only a few days,  I feel I  have jumped to a new season.

The late summer heather and gorse have been joined by a a few autumnal fungi, this was a striking specimen.

The garden has become untidy through lack of attention during the last few weeks but if you stand back and look from a distance it doesn't appear too bad. Crab apples, grapes and ornamental berries are ripening and with the sun lower in the sky there is a feeling of early autumn.

This little bench is a good place to catch the sun and the geraniums in pots have survived well considering they have missed out on regular watering while I was away.

I have lots of photographs of my holidays to sort out and a recently completed knitting project blocking on the living room floor, I hope to post pictures of both soon.


Heather LeFebvre said...

I love seeing your pictures and your garden looks so nice! I've started teaching nature journaling art classes for kids at my house. It is SO fun, especially because it allows me to spend time studying nature, drawing nature, getting excited about nature, checking dozens of books out of the library about nature. (Speaking of books, Have you read "Landmarks" by Robert Macfarlane? It strikes me as the kind of book you would enjoy.)Hope you have a beautiful September!

willow said...

Thanks for the book recommendation, Heather. I have just read the description on Amazon and it sounds interesting. I will look out for it next time I am in a bookshop. It might be old fashioned but I find i need to hold a book and look at it before deciding whether I'd like it, (also prefer to support actual bookshops).