I can appreciate the changes in colours, the fruits, the falling leaves; but I still can't get over the wretched cold, and having to say goodbye to the pool for months on end. And I certainly don't look forward to having to light fires every bloody evening; even though I do enjoy the result.
However, I find walking in the woods much more interesting than in full Summer, and as we're also in Mushroom season, returning with a bagful of Parasol mushrooms, or Hedgehog mushrooms, is always a bonus.
Any day now all the acorns will be dropping, as well as the Oak's leaves themselves, leaving a good old mess to clean up. Then the vines will need pruning, all the fruit trees will need attending to, and Haddock's will need to be completely dug-over and rotovated, in a futile attempt to avoid too much weed growth before next Spring.
On the plus side, the few Curly Kale plants that I put in last month seem to be romping away, and my fear of having no Winter 'greens' looks unwarranted.
So, we're hunkering down, everything's been stored away, and before long my shorts will be replaced by long trousers. But before all that, let's enjoy the last few days of relative warmth; 20 C suddenly feels very pleasant, and the Autumn skies are glorious. I try to be positive, but it's not easy.
I'd like fall a whole lot more if it didn't mean winter was just around the corner!ReplyDelete
Me too. I find it all rather depressing.Delete
How about visiting Tenpin this year. Definitely not cold there.ReplyDelete
I'm welded to France.Delete
Stop being such a misery.ReplyDelete
No, I won't.Delete
It's all change here - dark still at 7.30 raining and miserable.ReplyDelete
Very mild here this morning with a pleasant breeze; yesterday morning it was 6 C. What a change.Delete
We locked up and abandoned the garden last weekend for our winter in the UK. Very sad to leave. Paul has discovered he doesn't really gain anything by clearing the weeds in autumn, just leaves it all to be ploughed back into the ground in spring.ReplyDelete
So you've gone eh? I find that if I don't prepare my ground before Winter, it's even harder to dig it in Spring. I need a plough.Delete
We've got a sympathetic neighbour with a big red tractor! He ploughs it and then Paul rotovates afterwards.Delete
Haddock's is all fenced off, I can't get a tractor onto it; bad planning.Delete
Tomorrow we are going to have our first rain,still 30c here.ReplyDelete
Quite warm and very slight rain here. A staying in day.Delete
I was going to mention the mushrooms (I found a load of Hedgehogs on my last foray). I love the changes myself, it's the period between January and April I find hard to deal with.ReplyDelete
It's the prospect of that Jan to April period that bugs me.Delete
I love winter.Delete
I am feeling that way also. My gardens are still beautiful, but I know time is not on my side. Oh, how I hate the thought of putting it to bed and all the work that it entails.ReplyDelete
A lot of leaves falling here, the ground is already becoming covered.Delete
Cro... as you are "welded to France"...ReplyDelete
do what the birds do...
but in reverse...
spend a month in Brittany in the Winter....
I suggest January...
then return South!
It will feel quite balmy, chez vous, upon your return!!
For several years I used to pop back to England (Brighton) for the winter, but I prefer now to stick it out.Delete
I'd give the Cote d'Azur a miss at the moment.Delete
It is pouring with rain here in the Yorkshire Dales and a harsh wind is blowing. Need I say more.ReplyDelete
It's actually turned into a nice sunny day here, in fact I'm just off to do some gardening.Delete
I agree. The prospect of winter becomes more gloomy as the years roll by. I don't mind the fires, soups, warm jumpers etc, it's just it seems so long before spring is here again - and I love summer.ReplyDelete
I feel exactly the same.Delete
I really do love all of the seasons ....... they all have a positive side. Nothing nicer than a roaring fire, glass of red and something good to eat whilst it's cold and rainy outside.... then there's Christmas and my February birthday to look forward to !! Get your glass into half full mode Cro ..... you'll feel better for it !! XXXXReplyDelete
Well, it's turned out to be a beautiful day here. Hot sunshine; and guests for dinner. I'm actually feeling a bit better.Delete
I was saying to a friend the other day that i'm always sad to say good-bye to summer. Saying good-bye to fall and hello to winter is often needless, as we usually have a good bit of snow on the ground by then.ReplyDelete
When I got up today, it looked as though we may have had just a touch of frost. The day is warming up nicely, and the cats and I are making the most of enjoying the sunshine.
It's been warm and sticky all day here, a total change from yesterday (6 C)Delete
It is supposed to reach 80 degrees here today, but the nights are cool. We leave for Arizona again this Friday and they had a light rain there yesterday…..very unusual weather here on the west coast.ReplyDelete
I know nothing of US weather patterns, other than when I was in Miami (en route for Cayman) it was really unpleasantly hot and humid.Delete
"Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness"...ReplyDelete
I used to love Autumn days, and like you, found the daily dog walks much more interesting. It was fun the scuff through the leaves !
We're now living too far south to experience the changing seasons and they are something I miss, but not the very cold winters and the rain. 27ºC here again today, and forecast to be slightly warmer tomorrow.
27 C sounds good to me. I've just got up, and it's raining.Delete
Spring is in full swing here and it's lovely. Blossom everywhere. It's going to be a long hot summer in the southern hemisphere, according to the weather boffins.ReplyDelete
We are told that it's going to be a long cold winter here, but seeing as they can't even get the next day's weather right.....Delete
When I moved back to Tucson, Arizona I found out why I always loved fall. After the searing hot summer months, fall comes with days in the 80's and evening cooling off nicely. It is such a beautiful time here. But even with the hot summer months all the seasons in Tucson are lovely.ReplyDelete
But if I lived where you do I would miss summer too.
I close my pool in November.
oops, I keep forgetting to tell you how much I love the photos of your garden.Delete
The garden's a bit scruffy at the moment, I try to keep it quite tidy but with all the leaves down it looks a mess.Delete
Looking at, and admiring, this post after a return from the late shift at work, I can only say that I liked the post and the comments, and will have a day off tomorrow, with a chance to see what will be offered at the farmers market.ReplyDelete
I do enjoy visiting here.
Nice to see you here Frances; enjoy your day off. It is raining here with a little thunder and lightning.Delete
No heat on here as yet, although some have given in no doubt. I don't mind this....I usually get the miseries around mid January and they hold on until mid May.ReplyDelete