This is the book I started reading last night, after finding it whilst cleaning up. The weather has been atrocious with grey skies, wind, and rain. I took a few photos for todays blog post but had no energy.
The book is by Joanne Harris, a Yorkshire lass who wrote Chocolat too which was one of the best books I have read.The Oxalis flower reminded me of the sweet shop in that book.
With my attempt at homemade Dandelion wine I thought I would read Blackberry wine. Its full of wine, scents, plants, and old fashioned gardens. I have not finished it yet.
I dont even drink wine, but the internet told me how to do it, so I did do it. Sallyanne thinks i'm mad. The people at work think im crazy but want to try some when its ready.
The grass is regrowing too faster now the weather is cooler.It will need cutting soon. The wet conditions have made everything look green, lush, verdant green.
This is my Kitchen window Viola in Red and Yellow, like a medieval stained glass window with sunlight streaming through it.
I feel melancholy today because of the grey skies. I guess as summer starts to end, what do you blog about? The grass not growing. The tree's going bare. The wet soil. Frost dates.
I guess i will see how many people put their blogs to sleep, like bears hibernating over winter. I feel quite attached to posting words and photo's. If the garden is bare I will find some topic. Last year from November to March was post less mostly. I want to do better this year. Keep the old tin stove burning so people can warm themselves with winter musings.
Will you keep the garden blog going over the winter to come? Antipodean gardeners excepted who have their summer to come...