I was sure there was nothing new in the garden to share with you this week but the light outside over the past few days has been so perfect and beautifully autumnal I got to walking about with the camera and some lovely wee perspectives stuck their hands up and asked to be counted.
For a start there was the amazing pinkness that's taken over most of the ivy leaves above and then the little guys living under The Something Tree, in the next photo. They're so cute, each little head is smaller than one of my pinky nails.
I loved the light coming down on the sweetpea, sage and the pink hydrangea. It'll soon be time to cut back the sweetpea but it's flowers are still so gorgeous just now, even if the leaves and stems are looking quite tired and windswept. The hydrangea has just two flower heads left, I'll miss them when they're gone but it's good to know that this is a thriving plant that'll probably double in size next summer. Treats in store indeed.
Two of the features that really pulled us to this house were, firstly, the amazing view of the Pentland Hills which is utterly betrayed by the crapness of the following photo - sorry! We can sit in the kitchen or the lounge and watch little stick people walking along the ridge and then stopping to look down at us (and possibly Edinburgh) and then turning to face south and the rest of the Pentlands running away in all sorts of colours and fricking magnificence in the other direction. It's a bit surreal to have moved to a city and to have gained views of such gorgeous hills and big skies. I didn't expect this at all.
Secondly, we also loved the little cut out archway in the hedge that we walked through the first time we viewed the house back in February last year. There's something very idyllic and innocent about dipping down to open the gate and then ducking the hedge to walk into the garden. It's one of those things you can do as an adult that frees you enough to make you feel like a kid again for a little while. Like hiding under a bed or behind a long curtain during hide and seek with the kids. The 6 year old part of your brain springs back into consciousness immediately and it's impossible not to giggle.
I've started cutting back some of the plants that have stopped flowering and are shutting down a bit for Autumn. There'll be more of that in the weeks to come, I guess. For now I am just mainly enjoying the light and colours while they're still with us. I've been adapting to the colder temperatures outdoors too. Isn't it brilliant that the seasons feel 'right' this year?
Linking up once more with Mammasaurus for the ever special How Does Your Garden Grow?
Til next time, beautifuls... x