We returned from our travels through a glorious sunset, arriving home after dark and waking the following morning to a misty autumn landscape.
The grass had grown long and was heavily weighted with dew, a lush sight after days of parched rock, while the last asters had exploded in clouds of white and lavender.
Bags still but half-unpacked, I spent most of the day in the garden, enjoying the late sunshine accompanied by the year’s last butterflies. So much to catch up on after just a week away.
I did a little weeding and tidying, potted on seedlings of Eryngium and Dierama sown in late August, now stretching out of their seed trays, and sowed some annuals to overwinter for next year. The rest of the day was spent continuing to paint the last stretches of fence, to give protection from the winter weather to come. In the next few days, there will be plenty of catching up to do indoors too, both at work and home. A busy week ahead!