Wednesday, 7 September 2016

September Flowers

After looking at the flowers in our cottage garden early this morning (which I wrote about in my last post) I decided that before Autumn sets in and the gardens go to sleep i would go  out and pick bunches and posies to brighten up our cottage...

Sweetpeas with their delicious scent for the kitchen window ledge...


Or maybe tucked in amongst the china on the plate rack? I love their bright jewel colours...


A cottage posie for the fireplace in the hallway,cosmos,snap dragons,roses and garden pinks...


So cheery and bright and such a lovely perfume too....


Pink and cranberry coloured Cosmo's on the wire shelf as you come in the kitchen door....


One of my favourite hydrangea's in the cottage garden in a pale pink and lime green..


Found itself tucked into my old  1930's thatched cottage teapot,i love hydrangea it's so delicate and pretty...


Talking of September the nights are starting to draw in don't you think? we are lighting the lamps a little earlier each week and I don't think it will be too long until we are sat by roaring fires do you?
 

But before we snuggle down we have the heatwave we are having at the moment to enjoy and fingers crossed it will last as September can be such a beautiful month.

Will you join me next time for more tales and goings on from Shingle Cottage ?

XxX

Daybreak

Daybreak on the cliff top and the soft golden light that i love so much warms my neighbours rooftops as I rest against the sink gazing out of the kitchen window on to our flowers and watch the house sparrows flitting here and there while butterflies rest on verbena and lavender,bumble bees are up early collecting pollen from the hollyhocks,it seems all of nature is awake and me and my hot cup of tea steaming as the cool early morning air creeps through the open window,there is a damp and a dew first thing now that September has arrived and I wonder if our cottage garden will push way past it's bedtime like last year as it blooms and blooms and fills our lane with colour. Beatrix is curled up in bed and all is quiet here now that Mum has gone back to her life in the city and there are jobs to be done and washing to peg out on the line so I shall wish you a lovely day ahead and hope that it is kind to you,sending love from the kitchen window x