The plum tree looks stark and bare, most of the flower pots are empty and the barbecue in the corner has become a storage unit again.
Looking on the bright side ……………..
I’ve just spotted the basket of jams and pickles I made ready for winter teatimes, so I’ll light the candles by the fire, make some crumpets and open one of those jars of plum jam I just came across. And while I have my tea I can look out at the last of the colour – the berries, the winter jasmine and the leaves on that nice pear tree.
I know its only just November but I can do it all again in December – and January – and February – I’ve got 18 jars of jam left – anyone for crumpets?