We are enjoying a wonderful break in the weather today – yesterday was a day of persistent heavy rain; tomorrow will be a day of persistent heavy rain with strong winds while today is a day of persistent light rain, such a relief! Pfffffffff!
Any thoughts of actually going outside and doing some gardening is completely out of the question as the ground in parts of the garden is so soft that one’s feet sink and leave deep muddy prints and there is also the clear danger of slipping though, at least, the landing would be soft. Nonetheless, it cleared sufficiently to allow me outdoors for a short while with the camera.
My eye was caught by the quite sudden change in colour in Euonymous planipes. For most of the year it is rather a dull and not every interesting small tree. At this time of the year the orange seeds emerge from the red seedpods and dangle from the branches, almost like early Christmas decorations. This display alone is very attractive but the tree steals the show when the leaves change to light buttery yellows, gentle reds and oranges. It is not the most strikingly coloured of autumn displays but I find it beautifully attractive.
Elsewhere, in the garden, there are other spots of colour and seasonal interest and I’ll let the photographs and captions tell the story.
Near the house:
And, finally, a Few Odds and Ends!
On the indoor scene, the Christmas puddings are being cooked today! Yum! Yum!
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