We had ‘a lot of weather’ here today – a fine start, then rain, cloud, and very late in the afternoon a couple of minutes where the sun shone through from under the clouds. This is just up the hill from our house.
This is the track that leads down to our house. Without sunshine it’s a dark and foreboding view, but when the sun shines it’s quite magical.
Parked up in town to go to the Post Office, and this beautiful display of autumn colour was right there. I reckon there’s more to come…
More mushrooms… It’s that time of the year – a combination of damp but still moderately mild weather that causes an explosion of fungi all around. We get them in the lawn and flower beds, and further afield, in the hedgerows and fields. I’m sure some are edible, but I don’t have a clue!
The cold wet weather that we came back to yesterday is certainly impacting on the garden – there are fallen leaves everywhere and most of the perennial plants have finished flowering and are looking very sad. The roses usually last until the first hard frosts, and this beautiful blossom stood out from the yellowing plants around it. Probably the last we can expect this year though…
The leaves on the trees are turning, and the annual plants in the garden are losing their leaves. This ‘Ladies Mantle’ is one of the last to die back, and always seems to hold drops of water on its shapely leaves. Mono makes an interesting change from the usual colour image.
There’s a definite chill in the air these mornings, even when we are fortunate enough to get sunshine later, and the leaves have started to change colour already. I don’t mind the autumn (fall), but not looking forward to winter!