Friday, 9 September 2016

The First Leaves of Autumn

The first leaves of autumn are falling, beginning to drift up in the corner of the drive with a restless whisper, reminding me to hurry up with all those final summer tasks before the weather breaks and winter rain and winds return. Deadheading, scattering seeds, clearing weeds, mowing, raking, picking any hops still clinging on in the tree. The list will lengthen as the days shorten. So, just time to sneak in a quick look back at summer...


 bluetits nesting
frog visiting the pond



new rose


hollyhock
dragonfly



lupin
japanese anenome



lily
crocosmia




brimstone butterfly
white rose



new pink climber rose



buddleja
bellflower



comma butterfly
french marigold




red admiral
snap dragon






click for short video of  bees and birdsong in the garden