The nights are now lovely and cool and some of the days are really quite autumnal (not today, it was 35degC). And the poor performing summer garden is in the past. The chillies that outshone everything can keep on shining until the frost finishes them off... or not.
I am enjoying the shorter day lengths, getting up in the mornings before everyone else, lighting a candle and having a cup of tea is one of my favourite times of the day. I can think or not, plan my day or just pat the cat. And there is a cosiness when it gets dark earlier.
I have been planning what to plant or sow now in the garden. Of course I have made a list.
In the summer I plant my garden with a hot-temperate climate in mind but when it switches to the cooler weather, we are more of the cool/mountainous climate being 800+ metres above sea level. Plenty of very cold days, frosts and sometimes light snow. But unlike other parts of the world, there is never a real fallow period in our garden which is both a blessing and a curse.
I should make a list for the flower seeds and plants too. Tomorrow.
I like having plenty to do.