September, what a beauty you have been. Misty, dewy mornings, days of bright sunshine, clear-skied evenings, with drifting bonfire smoke. Sloes, apples, blackberries, elderberries and plums: the bounty of the trees and of the hedgerows. Bunches of bright dahlias, skeletal brown seed heads, rich loam from the garden. The mystery of the pine forest, the lure of the ocean. A muted, dusky palette of blues and greens, browns and golds. September has brought all that is lovely about the early days of autumn.
As ever, I’ve been looking back- to last September’s patchwork – and to the month ahead, with a Pinterest board for October.