As summer slowly melts into autumn, the spiders have once again been busy creating their intricate webs. Nature's morning breath shows them off at their very best.
In my pumpkin patch the leaves are beginning to die back. Hidden from view all through the summer it is a time of expectation as the harvest below is revealed ... and a nervous waiting game. The longer they are left the more they mature and so the better they store but with waiting comes the risk from frost, pests and this year, splitting. Some of the butternut squashes have done just that, no doubt as a result of the rain that finally fell last week so these will be eaten quickly. We are not yet in soup weather but there are plenty of other ways to enjoy what is one of my favourite vegetables. How do you like yours?
Farewell to an English Country Garden
Finally a few pictures from my Mum's garden on Exmoor. The house will soon be sold consigning it to my box memories - drinks on the steps, the boys hurtling full pelt round and round the house and that view. The year may be fading but this garden and house is about to start a new stage in its life. I wish its new owners all the best.
This is a HYDGG production in association with Annie at Mammasaurus.