It's that time of year again when autumn starts to show its first beginnings - lovely! My favourite time of year. And my garden has struggled this year with all the rain and wetness, so I don't think autumn holds any fears for it - let's hope for lots of autumnal sunshine!
My last child has gone back to school - this time next year we will be a school-free family, how strange after 21 years - I am looking forward to it!
There are some nice flowers in the garden, braving the rainy weather, and my honeysuckle has been lovely, and in the evenings the scent is gorgeous, it doesn't seem to mind the rain. I even cut a flower and brought it into the house and each evening the scent fills the room.
I usually try to keep these Japanese anemones under strict watch as they tend to take over everywhere, but as they are one of the few cheerful things this year I've left them alone! Time enough to cut them back later on in the year.
Poor old cats, they really haven't had a fun summer.
And the roses don't like the rain so much!
Our newly repaired and painted bench, I think it's been sat on twice.