If Autumn is indeed the last and loveliest smile of the year….what are we to admire next?!
It’s been a picturesque if a little confusing Autumn this year, the warmer weather has baffled the bulbs in to sprouting early, kept wildlife lingering and delayed the Summer flowers final bloom.
But now it seems Autumn is taking a hold and not letting go, the sun has been absent the past week; giving way to gloomy, rainy days. The persistent chilly winds are stripping the leaves off the trees, leaving them bare and lonely.
It hasn’t been until this year and taking part in How Does Your Garden Grow, that I’ve really taken any notice of nature, plant life especially, and I must admit the lack of colour and new life is somewhat depressing.
I’ve grown accustomed to seeing colour everywhere and the sweet scent of flowers in the garden.
I’ve been spoilt by the sheer beauty of wildflowers on my walks and intrigued by the many phases of plants, flowers and trees as they grow.
My recent walk out and about provided what I guess was one of the final few days of colour before Autumn and Winter turn everything a shade of brown.
The roses amazed me, lots of new buds sprouting next to existing blooms, whilst other roses decayed nearby, the contrast in them was startling.
No doubt we’ll be out for another walk this weekend, I’m rather intrigued as to what we will find now that Autumn has finally turned!