Slow painting

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Another garden



For the past month, because of my dad's illness, I haven't seen my own garden in daylight, far less the allotment.  Instead we have spent the past five weekends here on Speyside.  So I'm more familiar with the progress of autumn in my dad's garden than in my own.

These photos are from mid-October.  The warm colours and late blooms are fading now, battered by rain and wind, and by the first frost of the year last  night.









 We'll see if the holly berries make it through to Christmas.  The resident flock of sparrows is very partial to them.  Some people net their holly bushes to preserve the berries, but I wouldn't go to those lengths, and certainly not when we're not here all the time to free any birds that might get caught up in the netting.

Dad is now out of hospital, so we may be visiting the allotment this weekend to see how the weeds are faring. 

8 comments:

Sue Garrett said...

Some beautiful photos!

Nervenruh said...

Ha, ha! Waldmeister, Fetthenne, Rosen; Himbeere, Wicke und Spindelstrauch. Wie zu Hause...

Wee Lass said...

Hello I'm glad your Dad is out of hospital - I hope hes mending well.

Good luck seeing your allotment. I hope its not as soggy as my own patch.

Nice to see you on here again you've been missed!

Some really bonnie photos there - thanks for that.

Gunnar Hustad said...

Really nice pictures, and the autumn is a fantastic time of the year!

Mal said...

Thought you had been quiet. Hope all goes well for your Dad.

The shots of the Astilbe and Sedum look particularly stunning!

Cro Magnon said...

They do say that Scottish Raspberries are the world's best.

Kris said...

Good to hear that your Dad's health is looking up. We've missed your posts. Let us know how goes the allotment. Take care.

Marcheline said...

So glad I found this site! Lovely, lovely. Best to you, and hoping your Dad is well.