And so summer 2021 comes to an end, with September tomorrow. This was one of our last beach days this year – a glorious day in sunshine with the north west County Mayo coast at its very best.
There is a real feel of autumn in the air. So first this week in the garden is a lovely spider web – there were lots this morning.
In the wildflower meadow, the late summer – autumn flowers are out – first devil’s bit scabious. I love the colour of this flower.
Also in the meadow is knapweed. A great pollinator plant.
Autumn of course brings fruit. We don’t have much this year (cold, May with frost) and the brambly apples have got scab – for the first time ever.
Autumn also bring seeds heads – poppies being one of my favourite.
Thankfully there is still some colour – here from snapdragons.
Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.
Summer light through horse chestnut leaves.
The weather here has turned autumnal, but sunny weather is to return next week or so the weather men tell us.
A quick Six on Saturday this week. First soapwort which has got somewhat battered by the thunder showers.
Next are runner beans – they are not thriving this year. I think it may be mainly the weather (often quite cold) that is not suiting them.
Onions are also disappointing. The one hot week of weather we had sent a lot to seed early and they never got very big.
Cucumbers on the other hand are doing pretty good.
While the wasps have some reason taken a fancy to the raspberries.
I was going to show you my caterpillar munched Brussel sprout plants but instead a carder bee picture to finish in a positive note!
Any guesses for these feet?
Nature is my inspiration.