Good morning, everyone.
There's a decided nip in the air this morning in spite of sunny, warm days, that reminds me that the year is moving on. The journey to Dad's and back is along mostly country roads and through wooded areas and tree lined routes and, coming home yesterday,, I was very struck by the colours of the leaves in the trees. Doing that journey every fortnight for a number of years now, one of the delights is noticing the seasonal changes and this weekend was no exception. Subtle shades of yellow, orange and brown are beginning to tint the summer green with reminders of autumn and, in the breeze, there were more than a few falling leaves.
And then, back home, going into the garden, things are starting to look just a bit ragged around the edges, just a bit tired and tatty, despite still producing with all their might and main.
I picked a huge, really enormous bowlful of tomatoes and enough runner beans to see me through the week, more or less, plus the cucumber, several chillies and just a few raspberries. I thought there would have been more berries but not this time.
Up early (sigh) and, as I said, it's a bit chilly, a slippers and dressing gown start to the day, but the forecast is good. Sunny intervals, a moderate breeze and up to 22C. Suits me!
It was a good journey home with hold ups only where one would expect to find any decent, self respecting hold up. This weekend was pleasant and I love staying with Dad but there's always something special about coming home.
Today there's early morning tuition (which is why I came home yesterday and not this morning) and the not-a-lot really. I have a parcel to pick up at some point which will get me out of the house, and I need to find homes for Mum's books as well as going through her cookery files which have got into a bit of a mess really. Mind you - any excuse to indulge in a new and pretty hard backed file!
I intend spending some time reading through all my SW books as mentioned in t'other blog and I also ought to sort out my SW recipe files, partly to get them sorted out and partly for new ideas (or reminders of old ideas).
So that's today. It should be a good one, I hope, for all of us, not just for me.