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The Garden This Morning.

We`ve had such wild, contrasting weather recently. It`s a tiny bit warmer, but with strong, gusty winds that make still feel very chilly. There was a heavy downpour this morning, followed by sunshine and a bright blue sky. When I went outside after the rain there was the most gorgeous, fresh, sweet smell in the garden. I had a little wander to enjoy it.

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I had a really good look in my little pond, but I still haven`t spotted any newts this year. I usually see loads by now and I`m getting a bit worried about them. I hope the cold weather hasn`t harmed them. I thought I saw a tug on a pond plant which might have been caused by a newt, but it was so windy I couldn`t be sure. Hopefully I`ll see some soon when they return to the pond to breed. It`s only a tiny pond, but it has quite a large population of newts.

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Camelias just coming into bloom.

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Seedlings in the greenhouse, full of promise.

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A fern unfurling.

 

 

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Frosty Mornings.

Frosty mornings this week- just perfect for a walk in the woods! I took these photos a couple of mornings ago on one of my favourite walks. All the thick mud and puddles from recent rains were frozen solid, great for walking on. There was nobody else about, just me out in the tingling cold and silvery light.

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Autumn Colours.

This has been a really beautiful Autumn. Sometimes in recent years we have had lots of strong winds in Autumn that blow the leaves off the trees before they have time to change colour, but this year the trees have been gorgeous. I took these photos in lanes and fields near my home on a golden afternoon last week.

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