...............the season and the sun.
Sorry I disappeared for a couple of days - a combination of 'oh my word' how beautiful is the weather, the heat and a weird virus completely knocked me for six.
I'm still feeling a little spaced out today, but so far - touch wood - this is the first day (since Wednesday) I've felt reasonably normal again.
The garden continues to be bathed in sunlight each morning lighting up the spider webs that are normally almost invisible to us - until we walk into them that is - and the apples continue to fall from the trees with an every now and then little thud heralding their arrival on top of the windfall pile.
I really should get one of those contraption thingies, an extension of an arm with a basket at the end to help aid their landing with a more comfortable and less bruised drop.
The oak leaves have turned from greeny red to brown within a week and the leaves are being raked up off the lawn on a daily basis making a wonderful pile for the children to jump in.
I think I'm going to take it easy this weekend - who knows how long this amazing October weather will last - and I think every last dew drop and sun beam should be enjoyed till the very end.
Especially as the evenings feel like they are drawing in fast since the equinox - just over a week ago.
We have a food festival in town this weekend so I think high on my agenda will be much mooching around and trying many different things with the possibility of coming home with many lovely goodies.