Autumn is upon us
There is no getting away from it, the weather is starting to change from long warm summer evenings and bright early mornings to dull evening light and misty mornings.
This is no bad thing in my book; a change is a good as a rest as they say. I love sitting out in the garden in the summer time and it feels like you can achieve so much with those long light evenings but autumn has its own pleasures too.
The great British harvest is well under way; the summer vegetables in the garden are coming to an end. The last of our Courgettes are ready to be picked and the main crop potatoes are looking good. The beetroot and its amazing red and green leaves are still growing ready for another seasonal treat.
The hedgerows are full to bursting with berries and apples this year; blackberries are everywhere as are people with bags and baskets collecting them. We are making crumbles as quick as we can eat them to enjoy the seasonal delight. The apples are having an amazing season with trees everywhere full to bursting and the plums and sloes are looking great.
Mushrooms are starting to poke through the forest floor wherever you look too, in all sorts of shapes and sizes from red to brown.
Sitting on the beach and the picnics of summer have turned into long walks on the beach or in the countryside with a visit to the pub with an open fire or a roast dinner at the end of the walk.
And dare I say it, Christmas is just round the corner. A week of gluttony and indulgence awaits to round out the year.