I think October is my favourite month. Everywhere you go there is fresh growth, new flowers, and the beautiful softness of spring. Driving around town is a pleasure and you can almost forget the road works by concentrating on the shrubs lining roads and overhanging fences. Blossoms, magnolias, rhododendrons, clematis, camellias and numerous others. Such a pretty time.
My clematis is in full swing. It was hanging quite untidily but I held off pruning it knowing the flowers would soon arrive. And here they are, fondant pink and sugar scented. They'll only last a week or two more and then I'll cut the bush back.
Another fleeting sight is my pink rhododendron. It's so eye catching when it's in bloom - I love glimpsing it out of the windows. I wish it lasted longer than a few weeks.
Blackbirds are enjoying the blossom in the cherry tree. This one was keeping an eye on me as I weeded the garden. He just wanted me to lay some mulch so he could have a good dig through it.
We've been having classic spring weather - warm and sunny one minute, thunder and rain the next. I love watching the sky change.
Gumboots are a neccessity!
Evening light is dramatic when shining through new leaves. I love daylight saving time - it just feels so right.