Sunday, 21 August 2011

A change in the air

The nights are drawing in, it's dark by 8.45pm.

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) on asters
I had these unknown asters from my Mum's garden. They are also know as Michaelmas Daisies or September Flowers, they are flowering very early this year.

The sedum is starting to colour
Hydrangea quercifolia, the Oakleaf hydrangea is staring to redden

The Rowan berries have been ripe for a few weeks. The leaves are yellowing now.

My neighbours apples are ripening.

Rosa Glauca hips
And the skies are quiet now. The Swifts or Swallows (I have never been able to work out which birds they are) have now moved on to warmer climes.


  1. Hi,

    I've noticed that suddenly sunset seems to have jumped. One minute it was still early at way past 9pm and now it's 8pm and the sun is very low in the sky. So depressing.

    Btw, Swifts are unmistakable - they scream, it's a very distinct sound. Swallows on the other hand twitter and it isn't nearly as noticeable.
    I miss my Swifts too - we have some nesting under the eaves of a house slightly up from us.

  2. Although I love the colours of autumn, I'd really like summer to continue for a little while longer yet! Aren't rosa glauca hips beautiful?

  3. After complaining all summer about how early things have bloomed, I am hoping that the asters and mums will take their sweet time coming open. Fortunately, no signs yet...

    Not ready for fall, at all!