The times of year that I love best are those where the garden teeters between two seasons.
That is what it is like this week - walking down to the workshop first thing the grass is soaking with a heavy dew but the sky is bright blue and the sun hot.
summer flowers are still blooming, like these tripods of sweet peas
but the nip in the air has changed the colours in the garden - there are more smoky colours
like these bronze fennel flowers
set off by bright yellows and oranges with very punchy purply pinks
The flowers we picked yesterday for sale were quite different from those we picked last week.
I took most of these photos at 7.30 this morning - the sound of bees buzzing about was amazing - and I counted over 50 red admiral butterflies.
It cheered me up no end after the worries of watching the news last night and this morning.