So it is officially autumn, although it seems like it’s been with us for weeks. The time of pumpkin carving is fast approaching and by then it will be dark and dreary and we will nearly be into winter. There was a cold wet rain today, that type of fine rain that soaks you instantly in a way that large drops can't seem to.
It's hard to keep your spirits up faced with such adversity and the sure knowledge that spring is a long, long way off. Even the fire, which has been lit in the hearth each night for well over a week now, can't stop the dark nights coming.
Luckily in my back yard my second best sunflower smiles down and spreads a little sunshine into my wilting yard. The reason my sunflower is second best is that my first best sunflower was blown over in a summer gale and snapped in two. It was eight feet high when this took place and I know that it would have been a beauty. Oh well, not to worry, I'm satisfied with this one and there's always next year.