It’s not surprising that, after the rain and frosts we’ve had lately, the plot is now looking rather drab.
Apart from a soggy rose (1) and the rosemary (2) now in the stone feature everything is beginning to die back for the winter like this globe artichoke (3).
It was certainly wintry last night as it snowed here for a couple of hours! There were still signs that it’d settled in places such as my log seat (4), near the pond (5) and on the log pile (6)
As I came through the main gate onto the site I caught a first sighting of a bird on the nut feeder that I’ve mentioned here, but usually only hear or catch a quick glimpse of overhead. Maybe one day I’ll get a photo of one of them like this
It’s good to see all the birds again after a notable few months absence. Watching Autumnwatch last night Bill Oddie explained that during that time adult birds had molted and whilst growing new feathers were less able to fly well so kept themselves hidden away out of harms way.