The burst of Summer over the weekend generated a flurry of activity in our rented garden, including adding some colour to The Mound.
I know I’ve posted many photos our one, sloping corner of unpaved loveliness, but it is interesting to watch an island in a sea of patio slowly evolve.
We also got a great deal on some planters on Sunday (because they’re actually cheap galvanised buckets from Homebase) and by the end of the afternoon the garden looked like this…
Last week we went to see friends and family in Crowborough, East Sussex, where the dramatic vistas of Ashdown Forest provided A A Milne with the settings for his Winnie the Pooh stories.
We were lucky with the weather and took the opportunity to wander amongst the pines, heather, bracken and gorse bushes of this, the real Hundred Acre Wood, as well as taking Audrey on a tour of some the other rural playgrounds of my youth.
Becky, a friend who I hadn’t seen for years, joined us on the more-or-less-compulsory trek to Pooh Bridge for a game of Pooh Sticks; whilst Biff, another old friend, provided entrainment for Audrey in the shape of Luigi, the loveable Staffordshire bull terrier and he also kindly organised a trip to a riding stables, where we met some of their horses (before stopping for refreshments at one or two local hostelries).
Come on, let me show you around…
A short Sunday morning stroll is all it takes to see some glorious autumnal displays of colour, structure and fruitfulness.
So I took some pictures…
…and if you want to see more like these, check out this companion post on Diary of an Internet Nobody for additional autumnal awesomeness.
Signal connection problems at home and a busy writing schedule are the twin excuses I’m using to explain my photographic hiatus of late, but as my tenuous link to the internet appears to have finally stabilised, I plan on posting on here more regularly again.
For now, here are a few snaps from the weekend, a couple of sunny/hazy/warm/chilly days in the garden and at the local wildfowl reserve.
There’s a definite autumnal feel to everything…