Saturday, October 06, 2012

Autumn is here!

After my little drama earlier in the week (those of you who follow me on Facebook will know I've had some Victorian flower pots thieved from my back yard!) For those who don't know- the pots were taken over a 6 foot high wall and they are not exactly the lightest of things. I remember blogging about these back in 2007 but can't seem to be able to link to that post but I can show the picture
Anyway this is not really what I wanted to talk about today. Here in my part of the UK it is a beautiful sunny autumn day, and I was in the garden hanging out the washing when I suddenly realised I was being watched from a few feet away!
I thought it would fly off but no he (or she) was very bold and just sat on the fence staring at me until it saw a magpie and away it went into my neighbour's garden.

It was too nice to go indoors so I took a stroll around my very small yard. We grew a few tomato plants in a small plastic green house and one branch got broken off from one of the plants so Embee decided to put it in a pot outside and believe it or not it did grow. Now clearly the tomatoes are not going to ripen but the water from last nights storm was still in evidence on the tomatoes and I thought it might make an interesting picture!
You might need to click for better view!
The final thing which really caught my eye was the wonderful rich red colour of the leaves on one of my Blueberry bushes. I am sure the leaves are much redder than previous years, but that could just be my imagination. 

It reminded me of my trip to New England back in the fall of  2006 and this made me come and re-visit some of my old blog post. 

I then thought 'why not share your thoughts' so that's exactly what I'm doing.  Not that I think many people read blogs these days-I too am guilty of only dipping in and out from time to time. It was actually 6 years ago that I first started my blog after retiring .........I seemed to have much more to say back then!!!!

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At 7/10/12 01:25, Blogger Sandy said...

Beautiful pictures, Chris. I love the ones of the blueberry bushes. You are right about autumn. We are expecting our first freeze here in the panhandle of Texas tonight and I turned my heater on for the first time this evening.

At 7/10/12 10:10, Blogger ChrisB said...

Hi Sandy quite a few places in the UK had heavy frost last night but luckily, although temp dropped here, not enough to freeze thank goodness!

At 7/10/12 19:33, Blogger john.g. said...

Great pictures, Chris!

At 17/10/12 15:36, Anonymous Devon said...

I enjoyed your pictures.. that blueberry bush is beautiful, I didn't know they turned red!

Hope you are enjoying your fall weather. It is still too hot for this time of year in California.. in the 90's today with strong winds, they put out a fire warning. I am READY for fall!

At 25/10/12 19:53, Blogger ChrisB said...

Devon we are down to the low 60's :(

At 26/10/12 17:55, Blogger Pamela said...

I think I'm reading quarterly -- instead of daily. hmm.

I'm going to ask Karmyn if her blueberry bushes are turning. She has quite a few of them now, you know.


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