Slow painting

Saturday 6 November 2010

12 photos - October and November 2010

October's photo got lost in the general pace of life. The things I notice looking at it now are the lush, bright green grass, and the hazy blue of the phacelia between the blackcurrent bushes and the raspberries.

By last weekend, in the shot below, all growth is shrinking back. The phacelia has been cut back again, this time with a hand-held sickle. The raspberry canes have been thinned out to 7 canes per plant. Not much sign of growth in the broccoli and kale within the brassica cage. I planted them far too late, so all I'm hoping for is that they make it through the winter and then put on a spurt in the spring.

The one thing that doesn't seem to be shrinking is the central path. These 12 photos will be our best motivator for tackling it. Unlikely to be this weekend, tho. Another golden morning has turned into a wet afternoon. From the living room window I can see the white trunk and yellow leaves of a birch tree glowing against the dark sky. We have the lights on at 3.30, and I'm blissfully happy with one eye on Australia beating Wales at rugby, which my husband and son are watching, the latter home from university for the weekend. The path will wait.


Mark Willis said...

Am I stupid, or are we missing another 10 photos??

L. D. said...

You are still pretty green over there. Our hard freezes are really bringing a lot of brown into our color scheme.

Jo said...

The photos are a great way of sitting back and looking at what needs tackling. I'm hoping to get down to the plot this afternoon and get the rest of my strawberry bed sorted out.

Gill - That British Woman said...

Your garden looks so tidy. All my raspberry bushes need trimming but have no idea where to start, and now that it is November I think it is too later to start on this over here.

Gill in Canada

Linda said...

Mark, I decided to start my year in September. The original '12 photos' meme started in September, and September still has new start connotations for me because I work in education and my children are still students. So my year will run through to next August. But well spotted!

donna said...

I, too, wondered about the 12 photos when I could only see 2. Thanks for the clarification.

Never, ever do I tire of seeing the sheds, but my favorite will always be your blue one.

Yes, the path will wait, but time with your son will not. You sound so happy and content.


Kim, USA said...

Wow looking at your garden makes me think of spring and summer already. Great shot!
Looking at the sky