The Tuesday View: 5th September 2017

Thanks to those who posted a Tuesday View last week in my absence. I spent a few days in the UK and enjoyed some fabulous weather over the bank holiday weekend in my Mum’s pretty garden. 🙂

After just a short time away from my own garden I can now see some real change. The view is somewhat disshevelled after some more really hot days took their toll, some real downpours flattened the Perovskia (again!) and now cooler nights are leading to foliage colour fading to yellow. Leaves are beginning to litter the beds and lawn. Yes, autumn is on its way.

What has struck me most this week though is the change in light. On a bright sunny Monday afternoon bursts of sunshine were interrupted with a few moody clouds… Here are a few photos in a slide show, so you can see what I mean.

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Have you noticed the changing season yet? Do share a view if you can, and visit those who are linking in below!

Next week I should have got round to tidying up a bit and hope to show a few close-ups. 😉

Have a wonderful week!

28 thoughts on “The Tuesday View: 5th September 2017

  1. Oh yes, leaves, seeds and needles are beginning to fall here. Everything is looking particularly rusty as our area is drought stricken.

    • That’s how it usually looks here at the end of summer, Lisa. But so many thunderstorms and heavy rain showers since mid July have kept the garden looking lush until now. 🙂 I hope you have some good rain in the autumn for the plants and trees to recuperate.

  2. Cathy appreciates perfectly the change of light. Here in Spain in my country house night falls much earlier and the virgin vine (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) – I think I wrote it well by heart – the leaves are beginning to take on reddish tones. His garden looks beautiful and full of life, he still has a lot to stop being so precious: at least it is what you see in his precious slides and photos. I also wish you a good week. Greetings from Margarita.

  3. Definitely noticing a change in the light recently…it’s so pretty in the garden! Sorry I didn’t have time to post a view from mine this week. Yours is beautiful as always! 🙂

    • We had a very long summer here this year Eliza. It was glorious as well as being tiresome with the unusually long period of extreme heat and humidity. I am ready for the cooler days now and was able to work outdoors today without getting sunburnt or dehydrated! LOL!

    • 38°C is far too hot! I think we got up to 36°C this summer, but with very high humidity. Hope you get cooler autumn days soon! But then I suppose it is all releative – is 26° cooler for example?! We have been feeling chilly although it is still over 20°C in the daytime, but we had got acclimatised to the hot summer weather we had!

    • Thank you Susie. I love watching the sunsets at this time of year, as we don’t see them behind the woods in mid summer. 🙂 That late fading sunlight can be magical across the garden.

  4. Your photos did capture the shifting light. Autumn is still very hot in Southern California, but I can see the same “shift” in the light that you’re experiencing and I welcome it! It does signal that summer is fading, and I’m ready! I’m happy for you to have had the time with you mum and to enjoy her garden. I’m sure those visits are never often enough! Hope you’ve been enjoying the garden tidying at home now. 🙂

    • It’s interesting that you also get changes in light, even when the heat goes on. I am ready for autumn too Debra. It was far too hot for too long this summer! Or am I just getting less tolerant of it as I get older? 😉 I managed to get outdoors yesterday and start some tidying in the almost chilly weather, but the rockery was still very wet, so I shall continue tomorrow I hope. Feels good! 🙂

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