On the fifth day of Autumn, I made scones.........
Nothing overly interesting about that, but considering the fact it's the most cooking I have done in many months apart from the usual meals, it is quite something for me.
I put it down to the weather.........Autumn arrives and the temperature drops. On Monday night the first official Autumn evening, I had to dig out my slippers a long sleeved Tee and some trackies to wear, it was chilly.
I looked longingly at the empty wood heater and thought 'not long now, just be patient'...........
On the fifth day of Autumn No. 1 son found the shed skin of a brown snake out in the yard. We bought it inside and measured it 1.25 mts or for you folks working in inches 49 of them, yikes......
"So where's the snake?" I hear you ask...................
He added it to his collection, now he has 2 snake skins.
The other one makes the latest find look rather small........
He's doing his Bear Grylls impression !
On the first day of March we turned over a new page on the calendar.
I love Puffins, there's something rather comical about them I think.
Isn't this a fantastic photo? It was taken by UK photographer Danny Green.
March already, time is flying by way too fast.
The last flush of roses and I just love pink and red together.
Might be a while before I can pick them again.........
Autumns harvest of Nashis, they have been lovely and sweet and juicy.
No wonder the parrots are hanging around.......
The Zinnias are still going strong and a sea of colour.
This photo doesn't do the colour justice.
They will stay in the garden till May providing food for bees and butterflies.
Two of our three chicks which hatched last December. They are a Dorking x Wellsummer at the front and a Barnevelder x Wellsummer behind.
They are at the bottom of the pecking order, but are very quick to react when one of the other chooks tries to give them a peck. They have grown very quickly.
It was wonderful to watch them growing as this was the first time we have had chicks hatch.
We are assuming we have two males and a female at this stage, time will tell........
On the fourth day of Autumn Tigger decided that the dirty laundry basket looked like the ideal place for a tired cat to have a rest.
So he dragged out a couple of wind cheaters to make just enough room for him to curl up in.
Autumn is really making it's presence felt.
The evenings are cooler,no longer can we sit in the great room with doors and windows open to let the evening air in.
I leave the cover on the bed instead of folding it back.
It's boots on in the morning to go and feed the chooks, the grass is too dewy.
No. 1 son feel like he has been robbed as we had a very cool, wet Summer and he loves the heat. Whereas I love the cool weather, rugging up, snuggling down going into hibernation.........
I hope wherever you are, you are enjoying the change of season and all that it brings.
my very soul is wedded to it
and if I were a bird,
I would fly about the earth
seeking successive Autumns.'
Have great weekend and thankyou for taking time to visit Sweet Birdy Love and leave a comment.
Till next time, take care,