Glorious autumn colour in Mid Wales and Woodland Knits winner
Congratulations to Knittingdancer (Rav ID), your lucky number must be 4, the number picked by the random number generator, and yours was the fourth comment. Woodland Knits will be winging its way to you just as soon as you send me your snail mail address to send off to the publisher. Well done, I'm sure you'll love the book, jam packed with magical knitting! So sorry that all who entered couldn't win one :(
I just love, love, love autumn. People say you always prefer the season you're born in and that's certainly true for me, though I couldn't imagine not loving it even if I was born in spring. A time for tucking in in preparation for the winter, lighting the woodstoves and candles indoors and sitting around bonfires and chimoneas outside. And best of all, for using the bounty from garden and hedgerow to fill the larder with pies, chutneys, pickles and jam.
Mid Wales is big on hydrangeas and whilst I do like the hortensia mopheads...
I just can't resist the lacecaps with their more delicate flowers...
So bring it on autumn, more colour will certainly do the trick.
|View from bedroom window|
|Euonymous alata close-up|
|Pity some rotten apple (greedy magpies are suspect number one) |
had stripped all the Bramleys from our tree
|Capers from nasturtium seeds are a fave for spicing up spaghetti sauce|
|The birds love the berries on this prickly pyracanthus|
|Especially this one with its delicious multi-coloured blooms|
|Little asters add a touch of blue to the deepening reds|
|Cotinus Grace with dogwoods and ferns|