A dragonfly with whirring wings settles at the edge of the pond;
bumble bees frantically gathering pollen from the last of the lavender flowers;
a butterfly drinking nectar from the Michaelmas daisies;
or another landing on a rotten plum probing for sugar- even the underside of its wings are a rainbow of colour
or becoming an adornment on the statues hat
a frog's head appearing from out of the pondweed;
a wasp landing on a lily pad
toadstoolSeptember is also the time when we take a few days away - it can be quite lovely at the coast at this time of year. Taking time to stroll in the sunshine; visit favourite haunts; sitting in the dunes for picnics beneath a vast blue sky; walking through woodland and heath and foraging in my favourite hedgerow - yes, I have a favourite hedgerow! Can't wait to breathe in the salty sea air and enjoy the panoramic vistas over the marshes; watching the tides slowly ebb and flow into the creeks; and see the sailing boats bobbing in the water. Fancy coming too?- see you there, don't be late!