It’s been a strange autumn…
I posted a little prematurely for this month’s GBBD, when actually on Saturday we at last had some sun after a week of dull, grey and often misty weather – thankfully rather dry with only a little bit of drizzle most of the time. However, as the sun came out; so did I! I love the sun, and find it hard to resist the urge not to go outside too and take full advantage of its warming rays. (I’m no fan of hot places though. Warm is good.)
With the paperwhites having opened, I needed my macro lens to get good shots of their small blooms. I left it on for garden shots too…
Once again the Erysimum must have a mention, and I do hope they survive winter as I hear they can sometimes succumb to snow.
And I was very surprised to see a Hoverfly! It has been lovely and warm today though so my guess is that they’ve been woken.
The dianthuses which have bloomed all spring and summer seem to be giving up. And instead I found a harlequin ladybird wander around its leaves… I then noticed how beautiful its leaves were with the dew on them.
Thankfully the Campanula also continues to bloom, I love its romantic soft violet colour, and I think it’s also because I associate it with late spring, early summer. I can almost trick myself into thinking winter isn’t on its way!
More photos to come, they’ve been building up yet again!