Today is the September equinox, when day and night are depressingly the same length. It is also officially the end of Summer and start of Autumn so we are on the very slippery (watch out for those leaves) slope towards Winter ..
Many will start waxing lyrical about golden hues “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” – thank you Mr Keats! I, meanwhile, sink in to a melancholy frame of mind mourning the demise of a flower filled garden, light nights and warm days. Autumn is that no-man’s land between Summer and Christmas, it has no bank holidays, is usually dark and wet, and turns the garden in to a mud bath making it impossible to rake up the darned ‘golden hued’ leaves! It is, in fact, raining cats and dogs as I type.
As this year is ‘like no other’ I am willing to give Autumn a chance and get in to the spirit of it. I’ve been looking for inspiration – bit limited when my least favourite colours are orange and brown. I may also have to borrow Thanksgiving from our neighbours across the pond so I have something to celebrate – hope that’s ok chaps. Here is my take on Autumn ..
And if all else fails, I’ll channel my inner Sheldon and grin and bear it until Christmas!