Surprise, surprise! My Flower of the Day is, yet again, another garden rose! 🙂
Yellow roses outside my front door for today’s Flower of the Day 🙂
I never tire of photographing the roses growing in our front garden – it seems they’re an ever-changing fixture from early summer until early winter, when I’ll cut them back again in preparation for another beautiful show next year 🙂
This morning’s autumn rain was more of an ongoing damp drizzle than a defined downpour, leaving everything in the garden saturated in raindrops afterwards – so pretty in the post-rain sunshine 🙂
We’ve had a lot of wind and rain recently, so many of our autumn leaves are already on the ground long before having a real chance to create a spectacular show of colour this year, although these little yellow mushrooms enjoying the saturated grass are happy to join in 🙂
Just checking in to say hello now that October has arrived… still here, still reading your some of your blog posts behind the scenes, but still with nothing much more to say other than ‘hi’… 🙂
We’re lucky to live in such a temperate climate here in the UK.
OK, so it means we never have really scorching hot summers or really freezing cold winters, and inevitably it means it rains a lot here, giving us every possible shade of grey clouds and a potential multitude of damp, dull, dismal days all year round.
But it also means we get to have beautiful lush greenery and gorgeous roses growing in our gardens, so all in all I have no complaints. 🙂
It was never my intention to let my garden become so under-loved and over-grown this summer, but since I went back to work I’ve found it surprisingly hard to find days when (1) I’m off work, (2) I have nothing else important to do and (3) the weather is actually nice enough to give the garden the attention it deserves. So in honour of today’s shift-free sunshine, here are a few shots from my newly weeded, front garden flower beds taken this afternoon 🙂
‘Plums are just like giant grapes with bums’
Here are just some of the ripe plums we’ve picked from the rickety old plum tree in our garden over the last couple of days – we’ve eaten some as they are, stewed some, frozen some, and given loads away to friends and family… And still they keep on coming!
PS Eldest granddaughter commented that our delicious juicy plums were just like giant grapes with bums – ha ha ha ha! 🙂
Red and green always seems such a Christmassy combination, even at the beginning of September! And for the past couple of days as well as a trio of bluetits a little robin with its fluffy orange-red breast has been feeding at our bird feeder, so nature seems keen to remind me that winter will be coming soon. Thanks nature, I know the fast-cooling weather has been a little uncertain lately but personally I haven’t actually quite finished with summer yet, and surely autumn still needs to have her beautiful blaze of glory before chilly winter blows over us with her icy breath and frozen fingers… 🙂