It's October and quite often the day starts with a thick layer of mist. The garden turns out, rather surprisingly, to be covered from head to toe in spiders webs. The webs were always there of course, but the mist caught in the webs makes them suddenly so very noticeable, not too mention breathtakingly beautiful.
Everything is shrouded in a layer of silvery, white gauze bedecked with twinkling diamonds.
Where there fairies at work last night?
Leaves shimmering with sprays of droplets.
Autumn colours are glowing more brightly in the misty morning.
Everything is hazy and so very quiet, it's surreal and
it's making your head spin.
And then ............., the sun appears; another glorious golden October day begins.
copyright 2008 Y.E.W. Heuzen
An American divine wrote that October is nature's funeral month and that October is more beautiful than May. Gardeners may well argue about that, but they will agree that the sun of their gardening year is setting in October. It's a time for reflection, for judicial summing up of our successes and failures.
Ministry of Agriculture, Allotment & Gardening Guides, October 1945