Nature and other stories…

As winter calls for snuggling up with a good book,  I thought I'd share a few of my personal favourites. With common themes of nature, gardening and seasons, I love these books for their storytelling, illustrations,  language and photography. 1.The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett I'm sure many of you will already know this…

Autumn’s arrival

Autumn is my favourite time of year. Unlike other seasons, it announces its arrival. You know its on its way as the days gradually shorten and then early one morning you step outside and feel  a distinct coolness, a certain crispness in the air. You realise the summer blooms have gone for another year as the garden slips quietly to sleep.   The fallen leaves tell you that…