Already? So soon? I was reading a gardening newsletter just the other day that said how of all the seasons, autumn, is the least disappointing. And the more I thought about it, the more I realised it was probably true.
We have had a great summer. It was mostly dry and sunny all through June and July. After a late start, most of the veggies in the allotment and garden bore fruit...
Some more than others.
But it's only August and there is a distinct chill in the air and the definite feeling that the summer has gone... how disappointing.
But I do love Autumn. It seldom disappoints. If it is warm then we relish in an 'Indian Summer' and we marvel at being able to keep the summer sandals on our feet a little longer. If it is cold, then we settle down in front of the fire with warming pots of vegetable soup and unlike during winter, when we are tired of the cold and dark, we rejoice in the 'snuggli-ness' of it.
Down on the allotment I still have cucumbers coming and French beans too and potatoes to dig up, but some people are already setting little bonfires going which has given the air the unmistakeable whiff of autumn... it's making me want to start putting everything away for the winter, but its too soon!
As much as I love autumn... Summer can't be gone already... can it?