Autumn feels very wintery today.... the sun is out but it's cold....I have had a brief walk out wrapped in a big scarf over my padded jacket. The dog elected to stay inside!
The garden is now surreal! The summer flowers are still out next to Michealmass daisies. One of the rhododendrons is in flower. There are a couple of Camelias looking as if they might be the next!
Confusion in plant life! What ever next? The grass is still growing, new buds are appearing daily....the blackberries are still lush and sweet to eat.
A line from last weeks reading from Amos said. "You have planted vines but you will not drink the wine."
Now I think as I walk ..."I planted apple trees but I will not eat the pies"
This year apart from the crab apples in a sheltered spot there are no apples at all!
It's bright and beautiful outside. Brown and red and orange...a glorious collection of leaves where ever I look but this year no conkers! Not one. The wind that took the apple blossom took the chestnut flowers too.
This line still holds good for me though. "You are nearer God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth. "