Wednesday 28 September 2011

new season?

 Well I've done it again folks!
Why didnt anyone tell there was a heatwave arriving?
Just look at that blue sky.

  I've needed a new intermediate coat 
to wear for Autumn.
Something that keeps me warm but not sweaty
well it's definitely warm, 
and if I keep it on any longer it may well 
get a little sweaty today!!
 I love the early morning light,
especially on these white swan 
(grown by me)

 I'm making good use of this lovely weather.
Isn't it uplifting?
 I will not lie,
the ever growing garden can be a real challenge!
 I thought I'd show you some out-takes,
and why I generally crop out my head.
Check out my hiking boots!!
Reacting to a camera on a gorilla pod is not a thrill.
and generally the first photo is the best.
 Scowls aside..
look at the vintage sheet I picked up.
 Donating books to declutter can be dangerous for ones house!
It's an addiction..a bit like buying plants when you already have too many..
 Loving the elbow patch detail!

I shall not be hoping for cooler weather
just so I can wear my new coat*
Because I have still lots of pottering to do..
..and it keeps the spiders from envading our house!
( spider count last week 5 )

*belted coat Zara


greenrabbitdesigns said...

It may be warm today but I expect you'll get lots of wear from your beautiful new coat!
Vivienne x

Susan said...

Your late burst of summer coincides with our late burst of winter! Great coat!

Nicky said...

Great coat Clare - but even so don't wish away this Indian Summer - I am glad as I have to go watch a hockey match this afternoon! Will be taking my crochet with me!

Sheila said...

It's even hot and sunny up here in Ayrshire - yippee.

Cheerful Homemaker said...

I love jacket weather! Every year I say I'm going to buy a cute jacket for fall, but end up living in my fleece Columbia zip-up jacket.

Mary said...

Great coat! Love the belt with it! The white echinacea are so dainty. The petals look like twirling skirts! I used to buy lots of plants, but I ran out of room for planting. Same with fabric, but I haven't run out of room...yet ;)

Lisa said...

Lovely new coat, suits you really well. Isn't this sunshine a great bonus. Looks like you are very busy in the garden, again!
Lisa xx

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Hi, Fab sheet and great coat! But I hope you're complaining about our lovely weather - it'll be grey and raining soon enough!

Simone said...

Lovely photos of you Clare - I still think you have what it takes to be a model! The flowers are stunning - I do love white blooms. x

greenthumb said...

What a pretty coat, we are looking for shorts and tea shirts.

Cathy at PotterJotter said...

Fab coat - it really suits you. It would look even nicer combined with a smile? I always wish someone would chop my head off photos too!

Anonymous said...

I like your coat it is very nice ! Tailored too..

Pomona said...

I have just bought a warm coat too - why on earth did I do that? And it's supposed to be snowing next month - what on earth is happening to the weather? Your echinacea look lovely - mine seem to have given up the ghost.

Pomona x

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Gosh, it's beautiful!

millefeuilles said...

Those echinacea are absolutely gorgeous; one of my favourite flowers, I say!

Looking into my crystal ball I predict you shall be getting a lot of wonderful wear from your new coat!

millefeuilles said...

ps Spiders? Shudder! We too have had a bucketful. The other night I saw one so huge it reminded me of a hovercraft because its body so so HIGH off its enormously long legs.

We are having temperatures above 30°C but I prefer to sleep with the window shut at night than risk waking up to the sight of a spider dangling over my head!