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FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH

I always arrange my post in the Six on Saturday format, numbering and labelling each of my little paragraphs, but this week I am going freestyle.  I hope you can overlook this mini rebellion.  As Autumn draws in, and Winter appears on the horizon, garden pickings will become much slimmer, so I'm celebrating the bounty while I get the chance. The first set of photos are of the Rose Garden.  How much the light has changed now the sun hangs lower in the sky.  This was taken early afternoon, yet the shadows are so long. It's much more overcast in this photo, comme d'habitude. My absolute favourite rose 'Jude the Obscure' is putting forth a few flowers, accompanied by its gorgeous fruity scent.  Please note the healthy looking leaves (a rare sight this year). The asters are just coming into bloom too.  My favourites are these airy and delicate varieties with dark leaves.  This one is Amethyst Kylie. Rosa 'Burgundy Ice' earns its place due to its colour, although

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