IN MY GARDEN THIS MORNING
I love the Virginia Creeper when it turns to such vibrant shades as this, however, despite all the glorious colours that surround us at this time of year, this season always brings a tinge of sadness into my heart, for it is when life in the countryside and in our gardens begins to fade away and die and we are left to anticipate what winter will bring.
Right now though, in these early, gentle days of autumn, we can still enjoy balmy days. Hedgerows are bedecked with honeysuckle and the meadow sweet, with its sprays of cream coloured flowers, grows in profusion along the river bank attracting many insects. Red admiral and Peacock butterflies are busy together with bumble bees, seeking the nectar from buddleia bushes and sedum flowers.
Apples hang heavy on the bough right now, whilst blackberries ripen along the wayside and my tomatoes are simply delicious from the greenhouse.
So, let us linger for a while and enjoy these early gentle days of autumn.
Swim buddies. . . . . . . . - An unusual pair at the swimming hole - the Brown Thrasher and the Eastern Bluebird. Neither one appeared bothered by the other - don't you love it whe...
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