November in the garden

Autumn in the garden 

November is taking control now. It’s raining a lot, and there’s quite a strong wind blowing as well – claiming the leaves from the trees. At the moment we’re not spending very much time in the garden, though we should probably be preparing for winter. The potted plants need to be cut down and moved inside before we have night frost. I’m not terribly good at getting that done – I love working with the plants when we’re moving towards summer, and I can look forward to a season of blossoming flowers in crocks and pots. Preparing them for winter is different, but I really ought to get it done.

Autumn in the garden 

Frida has been sick these past few days, throwing up and not eating at all. It’s pretty much the first time she has been really sick since she was born – she has had a few colds but that’s it, really. Sunday was bad, yesterday was better, and today she had her oatmeal for breakfast – now she’s sleeping.

Autumn in the garden 

It’s really dark outside today – and inside as well. A perfect day for lighting candles and drinking tea – I was thinking about sewing a bit, but I actually don’t really know what I want to sew. Can you believe it? I should probably go through my stash – that always seems to inspire me. I think I’ll put on some music.

Autumn in the garden


  1. Jeannine McCloskey says:

    Oh this could be me. Sometimes I really enjoy the peacefulness of a dark dreary fall day. I am also bad at cleaning up the garden at this time. Too busy in the house. And I am stuck about what to sew with my pretty Japanese fabric. Enjoy your tea!

  2. Karen says:

    I hope Frida feels better soon. Poor baby!! I love this time of year….soup for dinner, candles and tea like you mention here, and sweaters.

    Kisses to little Frida!

  3. Melanie says:

    Poor Frida, she looks so sweet asleep though. Hope she feels better. Sounds like a great day for everyone to take a nap… =)
    Our garden & yard still needs a little picking up. Hopefully today, I think it will be our last shot, tomorrow comes wintry weather.

  4. Its_Lily says:

    You’ve described a beautiful peaceful day – except for the sick child because none of us like that. I love days of candlelight and music and a cup of tea. It’s odd, though, because I spent last night looking through ideas for something to make as well. I’ve been working on felt nametags for Christmas gifts, but now I need something else to do. I feel better when I create.

  5. Marina says:

    Fantastiske efterårsbilleder. På sådan en regnvejrs dag hvor november virkeligt viser sin grå natur trænger man til den slags lyspunkter. TAK.

  6. Astrid says:

    Yvonne – spring is a wonderful time of year! I do feel, though, that every season adds something to the next. Fx spring wouldn’t be the same if we weren’t just escaping winter… 🙂

    Jeannine – still stuck? I am… 😉

    Karen – Frida is better already. Thanks! 🙂

    Melanie – a nap! Wish I had thought about that… I could sure use one today. 😉

    Dana – thank you! 🙂

    Its_Lily – felt nametags – that sounds wonderful! On to next creation… 🙂

    Marina – selv tak skal du sørme have! 🙂

  7. Jasmine says:


    Wish your kids to have a very happy and healty 2009!

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