Friday, 26 September 2014

Friday Skywatch

Such a lovely spell of weather. We wake most mornings to the promise of a fine day ahead.
Out into the garden to pick a few autumn raspberries for breakfast
and some fresh flowers for the house.


The citrus trees have all been crammed back into the greenhouse
and there isn't much room to move!
The tomato seeds that I got from the seed swap  have cropped well.
I put them in the garage greenhouse and, due to neglect, they escaped up towards the roof.
They are the size of marbles! I looked at the seed packet. Ah, that explains it, the are called, 'Currant Goldrush.' The sow by date says 2012 but tomato seed seems to be viable for a long time. One packet of my favourite tomato, Mr Fothergill's 'Red Cherry' keeps me going for several years, and always with a number of additional seedlings to pass on to neighbours.
It's not especially tasty but 'Goldrush' does look pretty, hanging like a row of beads
or scattered in a tart. We are eating well out of the garden. (Courgettes with everything!)
Apple pies
with custard!
The evening skies are just as lovely as the sunrise. Blurry photos taken from the car as we travel to a friend's house.

A house-warming party was in progress next door and we were invited to join. Doors had been flung open
and everyone was outside enjoying the sunset over the Bristol Channel.
Joining up with Friday Skywatch to see some beautiful skies from all around the world.

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    1. The rasps? They seem to taste especially good just now because we know that at the first frost that will be the end of it for another year.

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  2. Sun rich sky and goodness straight from your garden to boot. What could be better? #SWF

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    1. A bit of cream on the fruit might be even better!!

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  3. Nothing can beat this!
    Enjoy!
    Happy SWF!

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    1. Hello Indrani, See my reply to Cathy above! Yes, I'm really enjoying now, a soft, gentle autumn, described as an 'Indian Summer.'

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  4. Flowers still to admire, fruit for the picking, and neighbors doors open for friends - the calendar might have changed, but summer is still with us.

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    1. I love this time of year, Maybe, the gentle fading of summer. There will be rustling leaves for me to kick through in a little while.

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  5. I'm pretty certain that you have the most wonderful garden in the world. Oh that sky!!!

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    1. It's a rather messy patch, Connie, truth be told, but the camera looks at the good bits and ignores the rioting. (And so do I.) The sky - I know, what promise to wake up to!

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  6. So lovely! And I have never heard of autumn raspberries! How divine would that be????

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    1. What, never heard of autumn rasps, and you with such a Scottish name! They do feel like a bonus to appear at this time of year when the summer crop is just a memory, or stored in the freezer. Once they have cropped you just cut the whole lot back, no gaffing about as with the summer fruiters.

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  7. So much beautiful color courtesy of Mother Nature. Thanks!

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    1. Oh, I agree, Linnea, what a show she puts on!

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  8. I just baked a mixed berry pie! :-)

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  9. I'm very fond of the tiny tomatoes they never make it to the table at my place, I eat them like lollies
    Merle.............

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    1. Quite a few have wandered into my mouth as I'm harvesting, Merle!

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  10. What a wonderful september you had and I hope october has continued in the same lovely way. And what a joy it is to have a garden. I must say that I enjoy harvest the most. The pay back for all the hard work put into it earlier in the year. Yes, harvest time is definitely utterly and pure pleasure. :)

    I hope you're enjoying lovely autumn days. Take care!

    Charlie
    xx

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