It's a beautiful autumn day in Holland. The sky is blue, there is a gentle breeze and the people on the street look much more happy! The weather is warm enough to sit outside, enjoy the sun and a good book. I am reading David Mitchells book 'The thousand autumns of Jacob de Zoet' at the moment. It was a bit difficult to get into the story at first, but now that I am on page thirty something, it gets better.
My garden is like a wilderness. Because of the rain we had, it is still impossible to mow the lawn. The garden is soaking wet. Several plants are overgrown, like the Cosmea you can see on the last photo. It is still beautiful though. The Asters are doing fine and still attract lots of butterflies. The colours of the Hydrangeas are fading, but they look very pretty. The Calicarpa I planted three years ago is still small, but full of little purple berries. I don't want to pick the branches yet, but hopefully in a few years time I can. The only flowers left in the garden which I can still use for picking are Zinnia, Cosmea, Sedum and Hydrangea. There are still a few tomatoes on the plants and one or two courgettes and thats it. We will have to wait and see what next year brings us. How is your garden doing?
The cup with the roses was given to me by one of the ladies of my choir. It was once her mothers. Dear Ada, when you read this post thank you once again!
Wish you all a lovely weekend!
Lieve groet, Madelief