Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Autumn Joy....

Into October...and the weather today is beautiful...blue skies, shafts of sunlight filtering through the yellow and gold of the changing leaves....I love the garden at this time of year, so much...

the glossy darkness of the ivy...filled with blooms that delight the last sleepy bees...
the vivid crimson of the blueberry leaves (falling fast now!)

the shabby chic of the tatty hydrangeas (there is a gossamer-thin spiderweb attached to 'David's' cheek too...difficult to see, but it's there!)

Skeleton petals...but although the plants are shutting down, there's still plenty of colour around too...

my very last 'Gertrude Jekyll' rose (I keep popping out to drink in the fragrance, trying to imprint it in my sensory bank for the cold months ahead!)

Echinacea...another bee favourite!

Lots of end-of-season blooms...

and the nasturtiums don't give up until the first frost, thank goodness...I love them so! I also have a special new addition to the garden...my darling is not only a great lawyer...he is also brilliant at carpentry! He designed and built this gorgeous shelter for me to store all the 'garden bits' in, safely away from the wet & cold to come. It's not quite finished yet...but the final stage is just cosmetic, really...so...

TA-DAAA! Isn't it BE-YOO-YI-FUL?!

Every join has been carefully measured and finished with pride...

he included shelves for my trugs, seeds, bulbs...

 
and a longer section for tools and brooms. It's a labour of love! I'm so enjoying deciding where everything will fit...
Lots happening at the moment - many plans and dreams being discussed, and some difficult things to cope with. You can't always choose what happens to you in life - but you CAN choose what to do with those challenges and difficulties. I choose happiness. I choose joy. I choose love.
There's a great film quote: 'Life is what you make it...chicken s*** or chicken salad' So true!
Beneath this dark, quiet soil lie new spring bulbs - crocuses and muscari...
The future will be beautiful!
Enjoy your week xo