Yep the equinox has passed and we are now officially in Autumn - the season of colourful leaves, woolie jumpers and snuggling under blankets.
However today here in Suffolk it wasn't nice Autumn - it was blooming horrid - torrential rain from lunchtime onwards and those poor leaves that have turned a golden brown were being blown around by high winds too. Two very soggy teenagers arrived home from school this afternoon - raincoats no match for the awfulness we've had here. Luckily I was prepared - towels were handed over and once soggy things were put to dry/into the wash, mugs of tea were handed out and a emergency packet of biscuits were opened!
Anyhow - back to Autumn - I was browsing blogland the other day and I spotted a challenge on moonstruckcreations blog which was right up my street. Find a view or two or even more and take a picture of it each week to track the progress of Autumn.
I've picked 4 spots from around the garden and will take a picture of them each week and then do a mosaic post at the end of each month to show the changes.
First place - the corner by the summerhouse - as you can see this picture wasn't taken today - there's washing on the line and a cheeky squirrel attempting a raid of the bird feeders.
View two - This border is just outside the back door - the silver birch tree is a self seed and wasn't even here when we moved in 9 years ago!
View 3 - three trees in the front garden - as you can see today it was very gloomy here :(
View 4 - the cherry tree and honeysuckle that covers one fence - you can just see the start of the leaves changing colour.
Whilst we are on the subject of Autumn - here's a common view in the kitchen this time of year;
A busy stove top - soup in one pan and a beef stew in the other.
I started making some hedgerow (sloe, blackberry and elderberry) gin at the weekend - can't sample this until Christmas though.
Have a good week all - here's hoping it doesn't rain everyday - already my kitchen is looking like a laundry with two clothes horses of stuff drying in there.
See you soon
xxx Vicki xxx