It's been a lovely autumn day with no rain or harsh wind.
The moon appeared as clouds were forming
but in the morning the sun shone and the sky was blue.
Time to be outside doing a little leaf clearing.
The ash and chestnut trees are bare branched now
but the walnut tree has yet to drop most of it's leaves.
We've harvested a wonderful crop of nuts this year.
(We don't always manage to beat the squirrels!)
There's a great deal of tidying up to be done in the garden.
Some shrubs have been cut back in the border,
a continuation of last autumn's work.
The result is an enormous heap of material to burn.
The mistletoe balls are shaping up well on the apple trees.
At this time of year the sun is low and shadows long. The garden is shaded from the south by our neighbours' trees and our house also throws deep shade over flower borders and the gravel area. I would like to have every bit of sun that is going but I also like to have trees around me. Life's a compromise!
For Skywatch Friday.