Now there's no way of getting 'round it, we're heading into autumn. And although that always heralds a certain level of dread in me as I face the ever shorter days (we're losing four minutes of daylight a day at the moment!), this year is not quite so bad. No really! I'm more ready for autumn since we've had such an astonishing summmer. It's as though we've stored up that summer heat in our bones and in our hearts and of course in our memories. Someone will have to remind me of this in November...
So yes, autumn is here and where better to see it than in the growing things:
|Opium poppy seed capsule fattens up nicely|
|Opium poppy seed capsules prepare for the change of season|
|A bit like the Alchemilla in May or the snowdrops in February, |
autumn isn't complete without the obligatory rose-hip picture; these ones are on a Rosa glauca in the garden
|We get so focused on growing hostas for their foliage that we sometimes forget to pay attention to the rest; |
hosta seed pods
|Autumn still brings flowers|
|And flowers (Eupatorium/Joe Pye Weed) bring bees ...|
|...and hoverflies (on Nandina domestica/Sacred Bamboo)|
|Warm enough still for new waterlily buds to open|
Have a good week all.