There is something about the air quality. Something tangible about the faint nip in the breeze. I feel it every year around this time. Something inside me. Something definite but inexplicable. But it's there. A restless feeling but similarly a yearning to be at home. The shadows are lengthening. The spiderwebs are thickening. The thistle down fairies are everywhere. It's just out of reach of my outstretched fingertips but the change of the season is but weeks away. The wheel is turning. Autumn is coming. And I shall welcome it with arms wide open.
Today has been perfect. We've had nothing to do but potter. I felt a strong urge to bake and cook wholesome food for my family.
A sweet spicy curry crammed with veggies from the allotment.
A chicken Balti with a little more bite.
I needed to use up some eggs and so used some in sweet treats. Squishy squidgy rich chocolate brownies.
And a coffee and walnut cake
Three lines of washing has been line dried in the fresh breeze and smells divine.
A stroll down the field to look for blackberries wasn't very successful. The fruit was tiny and full of grubs.
We left them for the birds.
The field made me feel a bit sad today. There are acres of beans but they're all black. Look!
It looks like a post apocalyptic scene from a film set. I'm not sure why the crop has been left like this or whether it's intentional and the beans are to be dried for animal feed.
They're like tiny broad beans. Any clues?
The cob nut trees are loaded. I took a terrible pic tho as I only had my phone so you'll have to take my word for it!!
This little fella seemed happy enough. If only all his friends who seem to be resident in my garden would join him!!
Back in the garden the blue hydrangea is changing colour into a delicious faded lilac.
And Charlie cat lies in the dappled shade of the Rowan tree.
I want to share a song with you. It's from the Long Road Out of Eden album by The Eagles. It's a song that always evokes the same Late Summer/Early Autumnal wistful feeling in me. The lyrics are clever and perfect. It appears that they didn't make a video to it so I've chosen one which is made by a fan, who uses some nice photographic images to illustrate the lyrics.