Finally the weather is settling down. Here in the UK we have had a crazy summer - perfect even! Prolonged periods of heat and sunshine and temperatures rarely seen here. It has, in most senses been heavenly. There are people who have struggled, and definitely the garden looked, at times, like the whole thing has been incinerated. In our cottage the garden has existed for nearly 600 years but this summer definitely tested its ability to stand the heat.
This morning, I was finally had time to put on my boots, go outside and mow the lawn. (Although, to be honest, it looked more like the jungle!)
With all the heat over the summer the garden has welcomed the drop in temperature and has had a new lease of life. There are plants sprouting like crazy from every sun exposed piece of soil, whilst others are packing up ready for the slow cold of winter. Seed heads are already making a display in the garden, and coupled with the last bastions of flowers still trying hard to retain their glory, they make the perfect foil for them to shine.
For me, I love the joy of the seasons. The ability of nature to change the colour codes, to provide the perfect backdrop. I know now, I could never live anywhere that had no seasons.
Find yourself a tiny moment to be outside; to appreciate the colours and to breath in the air. x