The sense of anticipation is starting to grow and the spring flowers albeit early are starting to appear. We love them for their brightness, their cheerfulness and their sense of a new beginning.
I adore autumn and all the shapes and colours of pumpkins and gourds, almost as much as getting out all my cosy quilts and cushions and spicy candles. Bring on the good weekend TV and cosy evenings.
I am not a very big person, especially in height, and for a long time have weighed 8.5 stone. However something weird has happened this last few years, I guess it's age!
Vita Sackville West and her husband certainly made Sissinghurst Castle Gardens a beautiful place to visit, I would love to visit again when the gardens are in full bloom.
Most mornings I go for a walk really early, it wakes me up and I like the time to myself. Some mornings are better than others, today's was beautiful due to a really heavy frost, and a large dose of sunshine.
For my husbands birthday this year I booked him on a photography course at the spectacular West Dean College near Chichester West Sussex.
Apologies for this blog being so late but it's been a busy time. I thought it was still worth posting though.
Slindon is in West sussex in between Chichester and Arundel, it is famous for its large pumpkin display which this year included the RAF.
Autumn is definitely on its way!
The cake is made.
Here are the last of my photographs of the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, maybe it will entice you to visit over this bank holiday weekend. Enjoy the three days whatever you do. I will be gardening, sewing, eating, sleeping, reading and generally keeping out of the way of the masses and the traffic.
How about this for a very clever use of fountain pen nibs at the Hannah Peschar Sculpture garden.
One of my favourite sculptures rom the Hannah Peschar Sulpture Garden.
For the past three years I have been very honoured to help a lovely plants woman called Mrs Roberts tend to her amazing garden, a very private lady with brilliant tales to tell.
The gardens at Lanhydrock house are as stunning as the house itself, they are quite sheltered and seem to thrive in that Cornish almost tropical climate that you find in enclosed garden spaces.
If you go down to Cardinham woods near Bodmin in Cornwall here is what you will find.
Here are some reasons why a week away straight after christmas is a good idea.
You have time for long lovely breakfasts.
Christmas at Nymans gardens in West Sussex included a walk around the winter garden with some festive surprises. The gardens belong to the National Trust.