... and roses too.

The worker must have bread, but she must have roses too.

Some flowers: November

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 at Barnes

The Thames at Barnes

The Thames Path is a quiet ribbon of peace running along the river.

Where does it lead?

Where does it lead?

The leaves were falling as we walked and chatted.


This tree was still wearing his Halloween costume.

Donald Trump Tree

Donald Trump Tree

At home, I thought the roses would be over – but no. Though this one’s yellower in the summertime.

A whiter shade of pale

A whiter shade of pale

Most still have one or two last (maybe?) blooms.

November yellow

Daubed with lipstick?

Even the climbing rose is still in flower.


Such a pretty pink

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.

November trio

November trio

They go nicely with the ornamental cabbage in the kitchen, a present from little friends.


What a handsome specimen!

1 Comment

  1. All those flowers ! In 1 week we have gone from mid Autumn to mid Winter here is Sussex !
    Love all the gentle pictures.

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