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Monday, 21 November 2011
Flowers in November
The last couple of days have been great - sunshine, very little wind and so MILD. Lovely to be outdoors! Last year at this time we had snow! Now I think it's been the mildest November in years. I even managed to clear out half the henny hoose (ran out of energy after that, but it's a start!). After my visitors this weekend it was lovely to be able to hang the washing out on the line to dry. Not much of a breeze (for once) but they still dried fairly quickly. It meant I could get two loads of washing dry in a day, rather than the usual method of draping over a clothes airer (known as a clothes horse when I was a child). The underfloor heating dries it fairly quickly but you don't get the lovely fresh outdoors smell on the fabric. I'm sorry but NO fabric conditioner can mimic the smell of pure fresh air! And yes I am aware I've just posted a picture of my pyjamas for the entire world to see....
The late summer flowers are still hanging on in there in the garden!
Here are some daisies still blooming
And a rather battered but valiant osteospernum
And "dames rocket"
This bright cheerful purple flower (can't remember it's name, sorry flower but you gladden my heart anyway!)
And a Hebe (which has recovered so well after bad frost damage last winter).
Of course Button was prowling the perimeter fence