The best of August

Last night, I felt so content. Happy. Autumn is in the air and I love it. Beautiful days and cool, dark nights.

However, as it is still officially summer, here are some highlights I didn’t get round to posting about earlier in the month.

Most of the bean seeds from an old packet failed to germinate or were eaten by the pigeons upon emerging from the ground. This one is therefore particularly special, with its pink flowers.
The soapwort has grown massively since last year. I wonder how big it will get in 2021? In the meantime, I’m as entranced by its flowers this year as I was last.
A week after the photos of the bean’s and soapwort’s flowers, we were exploring walks in the Methley area when I spotted some blackberries. My daughter didn’t feel they would be good to eat because of their proximity to the train line. But I think that’s lichen on the branches of the tree?

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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4 Responses to The best of August

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    I would agree about the litchen on the branches. I am glad it is cooler now and a bit Autumnal- time for Winter plans.

  2. I have been picking blackberries and beans. Definitely Autumn.

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