Thursday, 5 November 2009

Hips and haws

A very strange thing ...

















We've had such blustery, gusty winds and stormy rain in Cornwall every day since the weekend. We returned, after a few days visiting family, to huge piles of leaves six inches deep outside our gate, it was like having to wade through snow

I managed a very brief walk between showers yesterday. In the hedgerows there were still a few wild strawberries from summer, still a few blackberries from early Autumn, very obvious signs of full-on "fall" and then the strangest thing ... pale yellow primroses flowering amongst the sooty earth and dead leaves and spring bulbs pushing up, already three and four inches long

It just made me feel a little bit sad for some reason

Carolyn ♥

16 comments:

jude said...

oh i sort of understand that sadness....

Chris Gray said...

....yes......everything is changing....and sometimes doesn't feel quite "right".....

Deirdre said...

when the plants get a little mixed up, it signals, to me, a mixed up planet... and then there's the decay and change of fall

Wipso said...

Don't quite think even nature knows whats going on with our weather. A x

Pom Pom said...

November isn't as jazzy as October in my mind. I am trying and trying to think of ways to reinvent it! Berries please me.

missy k said...

I can see why you felt sad....I love autumn but it doesn't have the optimism of spring... and we shouldn't be seeing bulbs that tall yet. I am going out to sweep my leaves up later (huge lovely oaks in our road) and I am going to look for bulbs!!!!

I bet you cheered up as soon as you got back into your lovely cottage and got the lights on and it all warmed up and cosy after your visit away ( which I hope was lovely)

Karenx

mairedodd said...

when nature seems confused it does seem to disturb us on a deep level... things being out of whack...

imac said...

Sorry you're sad, think of all the lovely things you can make in Autumn colours.

Tis raining here today, julie says Hi too.

Thanks for your visit and vote and wonderful comments.

Take care my Cornish Pisky,lol.

ArtSparker said...

Strange companions -

Lynn said...

Carolyn your blog is so beautifully done, a work of art in itself. I love going down it and seeing all the goodies in each post. Thanks for inviting me over and for coming to mine today! Glad we've connected.

JP said...

I also noticed today in the front garden bulbs that are already showing - i find it comforting that they are ready to come but when the weather changes they will hold fast but still come back next spring

Dot said...

You are a beautiful and sensitive soul Carolyn. And I can understand your sadness. Autumn can be a time of letting go and there is often sadness in that.
Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog today. You always say the nicest things!
Dot xx

Trish Goodfield said...

Love the botanical drawings. Reminds that I have designed some Cross stitch charts based on some and I've never stitched them. Thanks for the prompt.

bad penny said...

...I have tete a tete coming up in a planter and my neighbour commented that her spyrea is in bloom. It's all wrong ! Not a good sign.

I adore your Blog - it's always a treat to see xx

November is an odd month to get through. I've been feeling a bit low too.

Penny said...

Yes, I have noticed strange things too. We have lots of lupins in full flower and primulas too. Things are not right and it makes me feel rather unsettled and ill at ease. Today, we have a hard frost, so maybe nature will go back to normal now.Your posts are always full of little treasures and always cheer me up.

Gunnels blog said...

I think we are many who feel that Carolyn. October was so beautiful here i Sweden with so many beutiful colours on the tree, but this week all have change. Here is gray everday, no sun and, yes I can also feel a bit sad. I have a cold too, and I feel tired.
Love your wonderful picture!!!