In the garden, the plants are still putting on a show – albeit more subdued – despite the cold.
Yesterday was a perfect autumn day – cold, sunny and crisp. Time for a walk by the river with Pippa.
The Thames Path is a quiet ribbon of peace running along the river.
The leaves were falling as we walked and chatted.
This tree was still wearing his Halloween costume.
At home, I thought the roses would be over – but no. Though this one’s yellower in the summertime.
Most still have one or two last (maybe?) blooms.
Even the climbing rose is still in flower.
They’ve worked so hard to reach the last of the light, so I left them to live on in the garden. I can admire them from the kitchen window.
Instead, I chose some ivy berries, rosehips and rosemary, and a stray, hidden anemone, too close to the ground to be seen from inside.
They go nicely with the ornamental cabbage in the kitchen, a present from little friends.
What a handsome specimen!