Friday, 18 October 2013

Autumn tints and misty mornings

Not much progress with the pond in the last few weeks, as the autumn winds and rains have arrived, interspersed with the odd bright day. The leaves are changing and falling as the season progresses. The grapes are too small to harvest yet, not sure whether there will be enough time in the season for them this year. 
The hanging baskets have been revamped for winter as I couldn't resist the brightly smiling faces of the rows and rows of pansies, heart's ease and violas at the garden centre.  I've picked a pale blue and white viola for our shady, north facing front garden. No frosts yet but the heavy morning dew reveals endless slug and snail trails across the patio table and conservatory windows. This year's jays, collared doves, blackbirds and  wood pigeons are making the most of the autumn garden before their first winter arrives.

Fig leaves

dew drenched aquilega and  nigella for next year

oak leaves

dramatic sunrises

autumnal strawberry leaves

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