The fallen leaves beneath the Maple look so beautiful I am reluctant to clear them. The carpet of gold is a wonderful addition to the Autumn garden but .........
it is a job that needs to be done. Tools gathered I set about my task. The weather is perfect for such a job.....blue skies and a chill in the air. For me, this is so much better than a workout in the gym :)
Leaves are gathered and taken back and forth to the copse. In a year or two, leaf mould, to spread around the woodland borders. I am so locked in the moment I continue working..........I had only meant to clear the leaves nearest to the house, but sometimes the mood is right.
Before I know it twilight.............that time between the setting of the sun and the coming of darkness - the perfect time to be alone in the garden. Sounds magnify, I hear the birds, Tom next door calls "Mummy"......I can smell smoke in the air and rotting apples. I do so love this garden.
I am reluctant to go in....one last capture, one last moment. What a beautiful end to the gardening day.