I was eagerly waiting for October already at the beginning of September this autumn. – I was just so ready for everything autumnal; for colourful leaves, and… no leaves at all, dark evenings, campfires, cold nights, (campfires), the cool, crisp air on a sunny autumn day, raking, steaming hot coffee, tea, hot chocolate, glögi… outside in the crisp air, gloves, scarves and knit hats or pipos as we call knit hats in Finnish, I love the Finnish word pipo – it’s just perfect for the item. 🙂 And I was ready to start creating our dream home, here, in our home. – About this project more later, and some pics, too, when anything is ready… ;D
October 1st. I tried to make a flower crown with the natural spring and summer flowers that still were blooming in our garden, there were not that many of them anymore… 🙂 After taking this pic 12 swans flew over me, honking as they went.
October 2nd, pic above and pic below. A foggy morning. In the pic above our big Norway Maple.
This was at around 10 AM and after a moment it started to clear up… and all of a sudden the sun was shining in the clear blue sky!
Oh my… Oh, my new rubber boots! And the old ones, too! 😀 I took this pic as I was wearing my new rubber boots for the first time on Thursday last week. I just finally had to buy new rubber boots as my old ones had been leaking, both of them, already for over a year, now they are almost completely cracked – I’ve been storing them with care, but I’ve been wearing them A LOT here in countryside, even in sunny weather, because they are so comfortable. 🙂
The next eight pics are from Friday last week.
Our Norway Maple in sunshine.
Whatever happened to our sunflowers? Well, our biggest sunflower for this year is in the pic above… and I love it! 😀 And the tiny spider was feeling the same way! Okay, this year we know that the pre-growing of sunflowers has to be started earlier. 🙂
And these… I still don’t remember what these flowers are called. They are summer flowers grown from seed in summer. Very tough flowers – they are still there in our garden today – cosmos flowers already got frostbitten, badly. EDIT: This flower is clarkia or godetia, silkkikukka in Finnish. Thanks for the answer, A! 🙂
Pot marigolds or calendulas are sturdy autumn flowers as well. Still there.
In our backyard, a smaller Norway Maple and its friends: three pine trees, a rowan and two junipers.
On a bridge above the Kauttuankoski rapids, going for a walk, at around 7 PM, it was about to get dark soon.
The bridge down there, in the pic above. The lamp posts were already lit. And the lovely scent of dry leaves around everywhere…
In our front yard today. Who’s raking? – Me! When the time is right. 😉
And the strawflowers are still standing there with their rustling petals today!