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.


  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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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

  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

  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

  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

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

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