Something that struck me today, things are beginning to get that Autumnal look about them… Most plants are now past their best, and the lovely vibrant green has been replaced with a green/yellow hue.
It’s made me somewhat sad, so although some flowers have finally opened in the garden, at the same time the peak has passed.
*Edited to add*
Even my small Fuji cherry tree has turned a vibrant red (very early!!) Today has been very hot, I was expecting a pleasant warm day as per the forecast but it was much hotter today than yesterday and I struggled to sit outside from around 11am until well after 2/3pm. The rain still hasn't arrived that was predicted, I had held off watering the garden, but now I wish I had - soil is cracking again... I assume it'll come tomorrow or overnight.
I suppose my attentions now have to turn towards Christmas and getting things ready for next spring (some seeds have been sown today)
So, moving on to the safari…
Friday evening I asked for Red Admirals (and Skippers)…
What should I see first thing Saturday morning?
It was our first visitor, at around 8am,
I also managed a shot of the Meadowbrown
The Scabious has finally opened:
My Cosmos… AT LAST! More to come too, I just love this darker shade
Astillbe, this is the front garden… I often seem to ignore the front.
Hydrangea in the front too
This Peacock got rather close
As did this Gatekeeper
Bee enjoying the Bird’s Foot Trefoil
Painted Lady sunbathes on the fence
The tomatoes are coming along nicely