And another season clocks in

It is so easy to see life passing by when the seasons anxiously waited for, although some with greater excitement than others.  And so we wake up today, firmly in the grasp of winter.  Although having said that it isn’t too bad at them moment.  It is gloomy, but not chilly and damp but not sodden.  So far so good.

autumn leaves

So long autumn, you’ve been fab!

This is a bit of a contrast to last week.  Maybe autumn was trying to impress winter, so it sent forth not one but two crop destroying frosts with just days left on its time.   Although you can almost forgive – almost, as the frosts were accompanied by the most amazing blue sky days.  This made the sadness of harvesting from frost touched plants a little more tolerable. I was actually  quite surprised by how much I  gathered.

Check it out:

I just hope this season will be kind to us.  I have great plans and projects for the garden this winter.

Come again soon – I’ve switched my spade for hammer.

Sarah the Gardener  : o )

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11 Comments on “And another season clocks in

  1. Summer is just hours away (officially) but after a below average May in respect of temperature, my plants are desperately in need of some unimpeded warmer weather. Looking forward to seeing your winter projects unfold 🙂

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    • Hi Elaine. I hope you have a lovely summer, ours turned out lovely after a troublesome spring.
      The project is going well, but I need Hubby the Un-Gardener to help out as there is some heavy work required.
      I hope things warm up for you.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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  2. We’ve had an unseasonably wet and long spring here. Usually it’s been summer for two months already. I’ll take it! I hope your winter isn’t too terribly soggy.

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    • Hi. Our spring last season was dreadful and everything was running about 6 weeks late. I have tried to blank it from my memory and am hoping or a better one this time. If it is any help – once the spring settled down, the summer was lovely.
      Winter here is always soggy.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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    • Hi Julie. We were kind of blessed with the weather this weekend. It wasn’t half as nasty as the boffins had suggested.
      I do have to say – lugging lumber uses different muscles to digging, so I’m a bit sore today. Cheers Sarah : o )

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  3. That first photo is stunning! Nicely done, Sarah. You’ve really had your share of weather, with frosts, hail, thunder and lightening. Winter is on the way for you as we slowly crawl toward summer. Our solstice is just three weeks away, but warm days remain elusive.

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    • Thanks Alys. It seems like the solstice is in the wrong place. Summer has hardly started and the days start to shorten. For us it is usually 3 days before Christmas but the hot weather is normally late January and February. Having said that in winter having the days begin to lengthen in the early days helps to stop being overwhelmed by the gloom.
      I hope it warms up for you, but with a few overnight showers for your parched land.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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      • Thanks, Sarah. I know the winter gloom is hard to take when it goes on forever. In California, we really can’t complain about lack of sunshine, even on the shortest days.

        Starting in two weeks we are on mandatory water restrictions of 30%. What I wouldn’t give for a week of downpours.

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