Halloween is just round the corner so I've lined up some mini pumpkins or munchkins on the dining room mantle piece. The mellow orange has a lovely glow to it.
I can't quite believe October is nearly over and soon the warm hues of autumn will give way to cooler crisper winter. The leaves of the tree at the bottom of our garden had stayed relatively green but seem to have turned very quickly this week.
The garden has slowly started to settle into the season, but I still have a few flowers; heliotrope, snap dragon, nasturtium and Japanese anemone and providing bursts of colour. The roses are also giving one last display before winter, hopefully the frosts will hold off for a bit so that I can enjoy these last blooms.
Gradually, these pastel petals will give way to the richer shades of berries, the holly bush at the bottom of the garden has a few already.