Saturday, September 07, 2013

Days of Richness and Plenty

Haven't the last few days been wonderful?

Days shortened by early morning mists and brilliant sunsets

Mornings that were the harbingers of autumn.........

followed by afternoons and evenings still clinging to the last rays of the summer sun

the seasonal downpours welcomed by the gardens

where dusty cobwebs create fairy bridges between trees, plants and flowers

It's hard to bid the summer farewell

but very soon we must do just that

To help us feel able to take that step

the garden is full of riches

Veritable jewels in the crown

of the gardening year

As we look back on how wonderful it all was


We also look forward to the new season's rich bounty.


Photos taken on Wednesday 4th September in the walled garden, orchard and kitchen garden at Attingham Park.

32 comments:

  1. What wonderful end of summer photos - I thought for a moment you were going to say they were all in your garden - and I was beginning to grow green with envy. Attingham Park kitchen garden is certainly full of riches.

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    1. I wish some of the produce were ours and that we had such rich and lovely soil to grow in instead of clay. Attingham's gardens are delightful in all seasons:)

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  2. Love the richness of this post both in words and photos ~ just beautiful !

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    1. Thank you Willow, glad you enjoyed the post:)

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  3. Lovely autumnal photos. The combination of sunshine and the autumnal feeling in the air has made it a lovely few days! x

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    1. I love summer and always feel wistful at this time of year but the glorious days are helping me let the summer go:)

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  4. Great post - it almost makes me look forward to Autumn.

    But honestly, I hate this time of year. I hate the passing of summer, with the dread of the dark gloomy days for months and months ahead of us.

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    1. I'm not so keen on this time of year either, I grow wistful at the end of summer and don't really like the darker nights but the days have been so lovely that is helping to face up to the colder days to come. I think November and January and February are my least favourite months:)

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  5. It has been a wonderful summer hasn't it. I have mixed feelings about Autumn, but if nothing else at least us gardeners can look forward to a bit of a rest!

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    1. True, things are slowing down in the garden and the brown wheelie bin collections stop in October so the council think we all stop gardening then - we don't, but do much less. It has been a wonderful summer:)

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  6. What a wonderful post. As an Autumn lover I am really enjoying the coolness of the evenings now, but it has been great this week to see the harvesting being done in the warm sunshine. A lovely goodbye to a summer. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Chel x

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    1. I think the combination of the sunshine and the darker evenings has spared us from feeling we've gone straight into autumn and that there is still a little bit of summer left to enjoy. I feel happier letting it go this year than last - probably because we didn't have much of a summer anyway:)

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  7. What a lovely post Rosie and you captured the last days of summer beautifully. Autumn is looming and for me I'm looking forward to it with its misty mornings and chilly evenings. My favourite time of the year.
    Patricia x

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    1. Thanks, Patricia. I just think the transition this year between Summer and Autumn had been so glorious weather wise. It will soon be time to get the cardigans and socks out and then later put the heating on:)

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  8. Lovely words and photos. I've been enjoying the beginning of autumn - cold, misty mornings :)

    Great photos from Attingham. I'd been hoping to revisit earlier in the year but we didn't make it and there's no chance now I'm back at school - what a busy week it has been! Sorry I haven't replied yo your comment yet, but yes, I am near you, I don't want to name the school in this comment but it's nice to know there's a friendly face nearby should I need it!

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    1. Attingham is a lovely place - one of my favourites. Hope things are going better for you this week, Louise it is tiring settling into a new routine and getting to know new people:)

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  9. What a lovely post, beautifully put together and the photos are gorgeous. Finally getting round to getting back to reading blogs again after my manic summer- it's nice to be back- so happy belated birthday too!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda - glad you enjoyed my post it takes time getting back into blogging when you have been away awhile:)

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  10. It is most definitely autumn out there isn't it?
    I love the grounds at Attingham, the walled garden is coming along beautifully.
    Ours on the other hand!.......
    Lovey post Rosie.
    Xxx

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    1. Very autumnal this morning wet dewy grass and trailing cobwebs. Attingham is gorgeous isn't it?:)

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  11. Lovely photos and poetry inscribed squash. Have my wool socks on for the first time this season as I sit here. I appreciate the warm embers of September.

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    1. I think socks will be coming out of the drawer soon! I did wear some with my walking boots a few days ago. I love the squash too - there were others with writing on - one said I (heart) Harry Potter!:)

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  12. A lovely fond farewell to summer, see you next year!

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    1. Hope summer next year is as lovely as this year's has been:)

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  13. Absolutely beautiful pictures. Jx

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    1. Thanks, Jan - glad you enjoyed them:)

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  14. Beautiful images and words. It's definitely the end of Summer here with a chill in the air.

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    1. Thanks, Linda - yes there is a definite lowering of temperature mornings and evenings - not putting the heating on yet though or the higher tog quilt on the bed until really needed:)

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  15. Gorgeous photos Rosie. A veritable feast for the senses! x

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    1. Thanks, Simone - glad you enjoyed the photos it was a perfect day for taking them:)

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  16. You capture the spirit of the season so very well Rosie. Gorgeous photos xxxxx

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    1. Thanks, Diane - I know it is your season - hope you are having a super day dear friendxxxxxx

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