Sunday, 17 November 2013

End of season

It's grim outside, no pleasure to be had in being in the garden in such cold and damp and drear. I've picked a few brave flowers to appreciate indoors. The blue hydrangea heads are dead as a dodo but I haven't got the heart to throw them away just yet.
I doubt that there will be any more opportunities to fill a vase with flowers from the garden until next spring.
The only remaining joyful colour, apart from red berries, is the Swiss chard in the vegetable plot, looking good enough to eat, ha ha.
I watched a cookery programme the other week and learnt that it is extremely popular in Corsica.
Ottolenghi, the presenter, made a delicious-looking savoury tart with white chard and lots of garlic and onion. I shall have to try it out!

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  1. Hydrangeas are so pretty..dead or alive!

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    1. I do prefer it when, although dead, they make a better attempt at keeping in shape! These ones, such a great colour but the little flower heads all scrunched up. The pale colour, on the other hand, is behaving beautifully. Life's like that!

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  2. As Connie said, Hydrangeas are pretty dead or alive. They change color so often in the seasons and I think leave the best for last. They have often decorated my Christmas trees.

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    1. What a lovely idea. Now I'm hoping that you'll post a photo of your Christmas tree this year.

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  3. We had a hard freeze early last week so everything here is as dead as your dodo. (I've never heard that expression.) Your scraps looks pretty good to me.

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    1. Extreme cold is forecast for us tonight so from now on there will be little more than winter foliage to gather for the house.
      'Dead as a dodo', the extinct bird, is a common expression in England.

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  4. Lucky you being able still to find something to bring indoors - love the chard colours, although not sure if it would look as good in a vase.

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    1. It may come to that, Elaine, chard in a vase!

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  5. Who does not wish to be able to paint these flowers ... you created a beautiful bouquet.

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  6. They certainly look a bit more cheerful in the house than they did in the garden and I'm grateful for their effort at this time of year.

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  7. It ALL looks good enough to eat! Gorgeous!

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  8. Amazing and so clear and colorful photos! Love them! Christa

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