Autumn here this year is proving to be right up my street, and I am seriously loving these mellow, sunshiny days that still have a very slight tinge of summer to them. I bought myself some new socks yesterday, but much of the time I am still going sock-less, which really makes me feel oddly carefree and still very vaguely summerish. And yet it's November, and I can still manage to wear my red mary janes with no sockage! Happy days.
My back yard pots are beginning their sleepy descent towards hibernation now, but I just had to show you what my alive-not-dead clematis is up to......look! Look, look!! The buds are popping open one after another and I have a whole load of beautiful blooms to gaze at as I trundle in and out of the back door. I am so, so happy about the unexpected rising from the dead of this brave plant! I attempted to identify the flower this morning, and I think possibly it might be this one : Madame Julia Correvon. What do you think? Any knowledgable clematis lovers out there who can confirm? Anyhow, it really doesn't matter what her name is, but I just love that she is flowering at long last.
As I mentioned, the rest of the pots are looking green but sleepy. We've had some very cold nights just recently and now that we're in November I know that Jack Frost will be paying a visit very soon.
It means that gathering a small posy of flowers for the table is even more special than usual, as it may well be the last for this year.
I can never get enough of these intense bold colours, I really love them a lot. The reds, oranges, pinks and purples with a splash of yellow thrown in just sings Summer to me.
I've been thinking today about all the little back yard posies I've shared on my blog over the years, and how they always make me so happy.
Having a small jug or jar of homegrown blooms on the table really is one of life's true pleasures.
And yes, as you can see we're smack bang in the middle of a rekindled Hama bead obsession here at number 24. In her search on the www for cute little Kawaii designs to translate into Hama bead form, Little Lady has this very day discovered Pinterest. She has been genuinely thrilled to suddenly find all this amazing inspiration at her finger tips, and I know exactly how she feels. And I can also see a whole load of cute plastic animals and foodstuffs in my immediate future, awaiting my assistance at the ironing board. I've already melted a pencil (with personality), a cupcake and a pony. Could be worse I suppose, it beats ironing shirts.