The Indian summer I was so hoping for, didn’t happen. It’s like summer didn’t even try to linger a bit longer. It just packed its bag and nary a glance, left and shut the door quietly behind it. Ah well….
Autumn isn’t that bad at all. In fact, I do love the changing of the colours of the leaves from green, brown to golden. I love raking them in the garden, dressed in a warm coat and wellies, engrossed in my own thoughts. I pile all the leaves and scoop them up in our wheelbarrow, then wheel it behind the small barn and unto our compost heap. I have a feeling a badger or hedgehog family might just decide to move in there soon. They’ll dig in real deep under that pile of leaves. Hopefully it will keep them warm.
All the leaves in the trees will soon be gone. I’ll keep raking them as fast as I can but the weather hasn’t been too kind lately. The leaves have turned mucky. When it’s better you’ll find me busy raking in the garden, such good exercise too.
And here is Boots on her favourite spot. I’ve probably photographed her more than a dozen times on this very spot, over the seasons. I think she likes it there so she can wait and watch before she pounces on her prey.
And you’ll still find the cows grazing in the empty field behind our house. In the winter, they are all put in the barn. I guess it’s because there’s not enough nutrients to be found in the grass and so they’ll have to be fed in the barn.
Autumn days are also lovely when you have a fire to light. When I think of autumn, I also think of delicious home-made soup, thick-chunky jumpers, and lovely autumnal walks.
Yes, it isn’t that bad at all. While I do miss you summer, I’m cozying up with Autumn now. See you next year!