I know it's not the official first day of winter, but we've just had our winter tyres fitted today, and to me, that's the signal for winter to arrive. An low and behold, snow is forecast for the weekend! It's a bit early, even in these parts, so I don't suppose it will amount to much. One of the national habits we have adopted since living here is getting the garden tidy and put to bed for the winter, and readying ourselves and the house for the onslaught - logs chopped and stacked, chimney swept, the snow blower serviced and ready for action.
And out in the garden, the flowers I grew for cutting, are still flowering their little hearts out. I keep saying, this is the last bunch, but I think these really, really are the last.
I do like to have fresh flowers on my hall table so I guess next week, I'll be back to buying them.