Thursday, 30 September 2010

Dahlias and Daddy Long Legs

Somewhere between those last wet but muggy weeks of August and this bright, crisp day, the last of September, we have tumbled into Autumn. The duvet is back on my bed, the first leaves are beginning to fall, and this morning on the walk to the tube station I could see my breath. Whilst I have been slowly, slowly sorting through my Italy photos and getting them up here, I have also been embracing the start of my favourite season fully. A glass of home-made, home-grown apple juice to start the day or an apple grated into muesli. Sunlight on wood, a recent charity shop purchase of an old cocktail cabinet, my latest pride and joy. A weekend in Norfolk, two batches of chutney made, and two types of jam. Swamped by cooking apples, and blink-and-they're-marrows courgettes. Dahlias from Mum's garden, gladioli too, blazing, beautiful. Daddy Long Legs everywhere, rising from un-mown grass disturbed by our footfall, or sheltering on windowpanes from the rain. Cooking with oats and cinnamon, so perfect for this season, crunchy granola, porridge with pears, raspberry dotted flapjacks.










12 comments:

  1. those flowers are just lovely!

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  2. Oh I love the sunlight on the cabinet photo - lovely! Those Dahlias are gorgeous.

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  3. Autumn is a wonder. You summed it up beautifully.

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  4. This was one of the most lovely posts I've ever read about Autumn. Bravo, absolutely beautiful.

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  5. That all sounds amazing! I spotted the biggest daddy long legs ever the other day that i had to edge past!

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  6. A beautifully evocative post: you write so well.

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  7. beautiful light and delicious colors!

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  8. am salivating about the juice especially, there is something about crisp but sweet apple juice on your lips. mmm. I'm rather lovely the first days of Autumn. Am sure that will wear off but for now it's lovely!

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  9. What a beautiful snippet of writing! And gorgeous photos to match!

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  10. Autumn is without a doubt king of the seasons. I love every crunchy step of its days. Lovely evocative post!

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  11. so pretty. love those pictures.

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