The last few days here in Sydney, Australia, have been delightful. From the bright warm days to the cool early-dark evenings, as I look around I see the beautiful vibrant colours of Autumn.
As I wander the bush trails in the mornings with my 3 beagles I gaze at the rich greens of the trees and larger shrubs and see them changing to golden browns and gradually drying out and dropping for winter. Having had such a mix of rain and sun over the last month the ground cover is still lush and growing, with riverlets of water snaking new pathways across my well trodden trail. The dogs splash about and seem to enjoy the change in weather and the slightly cooler morning temperatures.
Our house is situated high on the side of a steep hill and looking up from my work table at the end of another glorious day I see the most spectacular pink and orange setting sun. I grab the camera and rush upstairs and out onto the balcony to capture the moment, which is already fast disappearing. Then I glance at my watch and see it is only 5.30pm.
Winter is coming, with all the changes in colours and moods that brings.
And here in England we are anticipating summer! I have just spent a warm sunny day tidying up the garden and sorting out my pots for annuals.
P.S. Should have been indoors catching up on my OCA coursework……………..!
Of course you should have been indoors, but when the days are balmy and sunny ……….. the garden just beckons.