It has felt like September for a couple of weeks now and the garden has taken on a distinctively ‘early Autumn’ look, with leaves turning and spiders’ gossamer glinting in sunlight, or glistening with dew or raindrops in the early morning.
The hedgerows are full of berries: rose-hips, haws, blackberries, sloes and many others. Just off to pick a few more sloes. Anyone have a good recipe for sloe gin?
I took the summer off, basically. Well, if you can call doing two jobs, managing the house and garden and going through a family bereavement ‘taking time off’.
It was however time off from blogging.
Anyhoo I’m back. Continue reading “It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere”
Yesterday I discovered that London’s sunrise was officially 7:15 am, and sunset was 6:19 pm, apparently making the day 11 hours, 4 minutes and 37 seconds long. By Monday 15th October the daylight hours will have shrunk to 10h 41m 28s. In a couple of weeks the clocks will have dropped back an hour to make the most of the available daylight, and by 21st December, the figures are like this: Sunrise 8:04 am, Sunset 3:54 pm and the day will be 7 hours, 49 minutes and 43 seconds long.
Then the night’s will start drawing out again.
Wild clematis, seed head, wet from the drizzle, on Monday Continue reading “Autumn: sometimes damp”
A comma on the Michaelmas daisies
Not exactly hidden, but fairly rare, so not often seen I understand.
And the spider in this shot is hidden from view as she wraps up her meal for later on Continue reading “Hidden Nature”
Arachnophobia afflicts two members of our household, while I’m rather fond of the eight legged scuttlers, even when they are fairly large. So when I saw this:
on the landing I knew I had to do something. Continue reading “Saving lives”