My jumper keeps my body warm but my hands are cold. Temperatures have dropped and a chilly wind is blowing.
Some of the willows are looking sickly......I must remember to clear the leaves and burn them. If it is a virus, I do not want it to spread through the garden.
Bees are dying.......
Late, each evening, I walk the garden and collect stranded bees. I put them in the shelter of the shed, leave them with honey. Many have gone back to the garden, looking much happier :)
Queen of the Prairie is looking beautiful. The wet conditions do not seem to bother her. She is slowly creeping through the border. She is one of my favourite plants.
A few weeks ago the Golden Arrow went by. I ran to the end of the garden and managed to get a photograph, you can just see the golden arrow on the front. People were in carriages having lunch........I was surprised how many waved to me :) I love old steam trains. They take me back to a bygone age, they make me smile. I love the smell of smoke that remains in the garden long after the train has gone.
The forecast for the next five days is more rain. I have at last managed to clear the copse. Overgrown, and full of stinging nettles (as tall as me ), it was not easy, it has taken three days. I came in yesterday, wet, tired, and with lots of bites and stings.....but the job is done and that makes me feel better. I am having a quiet day, and taking my parents out to lunch.
I do so hope that those that need rain, it comes soon. For those in the UK, whose homes have been flooded for the second time in a month, my heart is with you.