September 03, 2010

Come into the garden, Maud

Quick whirl around the garden; one minute it looks like summer is back,









and the next it is all 'mists and mellow fruitfulness' 



















I really love the soft, tumbling crochet of colour in the interweaving stems, pods and flowers of the fennel, verbena and gaura above. It looks like a faded tapestry or a jumble of half-remembered summer memories. It touches something in me.

It seems that I am not the only one enjoying the dewy mornings,









But here's a curious thing, now that September is here I am reveling in the change of season, enjoying the shifting and softening of the light. I suppose it may be that I enjoy summery moments if they come in Autumn rather than autumnal moments in August.

It is a happier mood in the garden, Maud.

10 comments:

  1. Oooh! I love the way you write! Great spider's web pictures. Thanks so much for the comment, it's lovely to f ind you!

    The sad thing is, I associate that Keats quote with a cbeebies autumn song rather than the original! Says it all about where life is, doesn't it?! Xxx

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  2. Hi Belinda- so glad you found me so that I could find you. Is this your yard? Stunning garden and images!! That spiderweb is incredible.
    Happy weekend to you.
    Cheers~
    T

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  3. Hi Alice and T, delighted you visited! And glad you enjoyed the webs - there were hundreds, wasn't sure if I was impressed or horrified!

    It is my garden, T, I am not a great photographer (understatement!), and the garden is wilder than I'd like, but it gives me so much pleasure.

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  4. Well, it looks as thought both of us are huge fans of Marie at 66 Square Feet. I was so inspired by her photos and her husband's blog, Coriolistic Anachronisms, that I decided to post my own photos. The earlier ones (that is before this September) are done with a Panasonic point-and-shoot. The ones in September and going forward are done with a Panasonic bridge super-zoom camera.

    But your flower photos are outstanding! I love, love, love English gardens.

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  5. What a gorgeous garden!!! Such pretty photos! I love that purple verbena and have a ton of it in my own garden. I wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the tips you left me for my London trip...I really appreciate it!!!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

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  6. Karen, thanks for visiting and the lovely comments! So interested that you have made the photographic leap that I so need to, and will follow your progress, any top tips would be v gratefully enjoyed!

    Tracey, hi there, pleasure to have you visit and I really hope you have a wonderful time in London. Hope you get to see War Horse!x

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  7. Hi Belinda, just saw your great suggestions on London on Tracey's blog and thought I'd pop over to say hi! I'm so glad I did as your garden is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and your photographic skills are brilliant - the picture of the spider's web in the dew is simply lovely - well done! xx

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  8. Hi Belinda,

    Thank you for your kind remark on my blog! I see we share the same love for cutting flowers. It won't be long before the cutting is over. In my garden it's only Cosmeas, Zinnias and some Sedums I can pick.

    What a beautiful and spacious garden you have. I enjoyed scrolling through your photos very much!

    Have a lovely day!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

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  9. Thanks for popping by, Madelief and Mrs Sutton, comments like yours are very encouraging!!

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  10. Those webs rock my socks off! You photographed them very well. The gardens are gorgeous, too.

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