The sun is now setting on a glorious autumn day and just wanted to share a picture of our garden in spring and autumn.
This is a rose planted on top of Ruffles (my first bird), who died at 12 years old. I call it Ruffles Rose, the petals seem to lay neatly together like his feather did. Sentimental I know.
This is a Canadian Maple Tree which we bought when I was dating my future husband. I love how the leaves are a burnished red/brown colour fading into green and then in the autumn they glow from glorious yellow to gold and burnished orange. Leaves are just as interesting as flowers.
In the foreground you can see the cherry tree has already been cropped and in the background to the left of the photo you can see the Maple tree beginning to lose its golden leaves. The chair is made from Hornbeam and came from the garden of Lady Bowes Lyon which my husband acquired when he was working there. He made the chair himself. I like to sit lengthways on it, (I just fit – not being very tall) and read a good book with a lovely cup of tea.
It’s not a large garden but it is our little bit of heaven!
Oh by the way Hetty is in my bad books – on Wednesday morning as I was preparing to go to work she managed to bite my lip – very sore now. (Normally I move quickly so she misses if she prepares to strike, which is not very often I must add, but maybe I caught her on a grouchy morning – we all have our bad days)
PS I have forgiven her and we have shared some nice cuddles.
Got to love them!
Bye for now