Celebrating Autumn #10

This week is the end of  Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn challenge where  she invites us to share our photos of the autumn (fall) season. Most of the leaves have been blown off by this week’s furious gales and heavy rain, though at the moment of writing this the sun is shining and the…

Celebrating Autumn #9

Time to join in once again with Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn challenge where  she invites us to share our photos of the autumn (fall) season. Festival of Leaves #9 | Winter’s Bark

Six on Saturday | Annual Round-up 2022

We have reached the time of year when I take stock of the garden over the past 12 months, reviewing the successes and the failures. It won’t surprise anyone who lives in the UK that this has been the driest year of the six I have been living in Cornwall. As I did in my…

Celebrating Autumn #8

Time to join in once again with Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn challenge where  she invites us to share our photos of the autumn (fall) season. Festival of Leaves #8 | Wings

Six on Saturday | till the cows come home

“Remember, Remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot I see no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot. Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his intent To blow up the King and the Parliament Three score barrels of powder below Poor old England to overthrow…” Given the shambles of the British Parliament these…

Celebrating Autumn #7

Time to join in once again with Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn challenge where  she invites us to share our photos of the autumn (fall) season. Festival of Leaves #7 | Autumn Leaves

Six on Saturday | October Colours #5

We are heading into my least favourite time of year when the clocks fall back tomorrow and it will be dark by 5:30 pm. I should have been born a bear so I could hibernate now until spring. After a fairly soggy week in which I did just manage to get the lawn mowed, but…

Celebrating Autumn #6

Time to join in once again with Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn challenge where  she invites us to share our photos of the autumn (fall) season. Festival of Leaves #6 | Autumn Scene

A Garden in Autumn

Not so long ago a garden had pretty much had its day by the end of summer. Decaying plants would be swept away and beds and borders tidied up for the winter. Now though gardens are being seen as places to visit at any time of the year and particularly in autumn when there are…

Six on Saturday | October Colours #4

As October draws to an end I am astonished to see so much colour in my garden. You do need to look for it amongst the death and decay, but fuchsias are still going strong, geraniums are flowering again and even roses are in bud. So let’s have a wander: The feature image is of…