Can It Really Be October?

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Today I took several strolls around the garden, marvelling at what we still have in bloom. Some of the flowers should be long gone. This is simply a selection. Identification can be found from the gallery captions. As can be seen from the orange poppy, geranium Rosanne, and hot lips shots, hover flies and bees still prowl for pollen. Can it really be October?

This evening Jackie produced a splendid roast chicken meal complete with sage and onion stuffing; roast potatoes, some of which were sweet; crunchy carrots, and cauliflower; tender runner beans and Brussels sprouts. She had drunk her Hoegaarden whilst cooking. Elizabeth drank Hop House lager and I drank Mendoza Morador 2016.

Afterwards, having been pointed in the right direction by my blogging friend Paol Soren, I attempted to comply with the popular request for photographs of the fairyland produced by our solar lights, some of which may be seen festooning the earlier daylight pictures. Unfortunately I don’t have a tripod, so there is a little more movement than would normally be seen. Now I have a better idea of what I am doing, I will have a go with Elizabeth’s tripod.

57 thoughts on “Can It Really Be October?

  1. Jackie has the right idea about drinking while cooking. It doesn’t seem like a chore that way! πŸ™‚
    It certainly has been a warm autumn, Derrick, I have to agree, but then again, we normally have one. The past couple of years we were lucky to have a mini-cool front arrive at the end of October, but then it warms right back up!!

  2. Still fabulous Derrick! Alot of hard work by you two, but i can echo you entusiasm with gardening. Terry and I loved to do it with our GB orner house in Dallas.

  3. Mmm – a tripod and maybe a little bit earlier, so the garden/house still gets a peep in? Clearly a photography exercise that’s not as straightforward as I thought πŸ™‚ Still, I appreciate the effort to appease the many requests ❀

  4. Since hurricane Florence blew the leaves off so many trees, some are blooming as if it’s spring in October. I wonder if your big storm influenced some booms. The eucomis is very interesting. And I always love a fairy land.

  5. That is a consuming panorama! I seem to have set my eyes upon the elegance of Lamium the very first time. For my own very personal reasons, I too seem to be wondering could it really be October?

  6. Oop north, the weather is more autumnal with the last Speckled Wood butterfly on September 30th and no bees either since then. The blue tits and their congeners are now in a flock. always a sign that summer has gone.

  7. OH! I love seeing the fairy lights that watch over the flowers at night! Beautiful! πŸ™‚
    And the lovely flower faces bring me joy! Thank you, Jackie and Derrick! πŸ™‚
    Even on the cold day we had here, I lifted my face to the sun and thought of your flowers! πŸ™‚
    HUGS to both of you! πŸ™‚

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