How was your weekend?
Over here autumn has finally asserted herself and the temperatures have dropped quite a bit and some welcome rain put an end to all gardening activities. the leaves are putting on their fiery coats and I could not be happier to be surrounded by my favourite colour palette, the palette of autumn.
I quickly piled everything into the wheelbarrow and dashed inside...
I wearily eyed the garden shed en route, that needs tidying but instead decided on a cup of tea and a blog post! There is always tomorrow for tying!! Monday has a more tidy up tidy up ring to it anyway!!!
The rain was so welcoming in more ways than one and I could not help but grab the camera and dash outside for a couple of shots.
Smirnoff, gets up wearily and gives me a look of concern. He is my gardening companion and is probably saying " Make up your mind now....inside or outside!!!"
There is something enchanting about the first rains after a long dry summer. All the colours seem to be clearer and everything seems new and clean. Of course, the smell is wonderful. I have a thick layer of leaves that mulch my garden from the trees and when the rain hits the ground the fragrance of earth is just wonderful!
In Cape Town we have mild winters in comparison to many places, and so we do not have the intense fall colours as in the pictures below from Pinterest. Isn't it just magnificent?
I would love to walk here with my Canon!
I am in constant awe of the magnificent images and the talented photographers who take them.
step carefully... I bet that water is freezing!
All my favourite colours lurk in this doorway!
I will be joining Mary for Mosaic Monday at Little Red House HERE
Inspire me Monday at Create With Joy HERE
It's almost time to plant pansies again and this year I am going to pair some bronze pansies with English lavender.
It looks so luscious and way to pretty to eat!
I am looking forward to all the warming dishes of autumn. I think that Roasted Pumpkin Soup click here is a good start...
Thank you for your company
The rain has stopped and I'm back to the shovel!
My gardening buddy is already outside being captivated by a bug!
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