NEW GROWTH

We missed out on the joys of spring this year, thanks to the long drought which seemed to suck the marrow out of the earth. Now, in the autumn, there are pleasing signs of new growth to celebrate the renewal of life. First up is one of many lavender buds that hold the promise of colour and food for bees:

Around the bird feeder are some self-sown tomato plants – I have already picked one small ripe one – a bonus:

In the thick leaf litter in the back garden came an interesting surprise in the form of these two mushrooms:

In the same leaf litter – dry leaves falling off the Erythrina caffra – is the start of a new tree:

Soon the garden is going to be ablaze with the beautifully vibrant aloes, still tightly wrapped:

Then there is a single self-sown Californian Poppy in a pot:

Where there is new growth there is hope.

16 thoughts on “NEW GROWTH

  1. The pictures are just lovely! The one of the new tree leaves is especially sweet to me. I just planted seeds of a vitus yesterday and am hoping to see my own little tree leaves to emerge one day.

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    • All the seasons appear to be out of kilter. Autumn felt very short this year and lacked the golden balmy days and cold nights – winter has arrived with chill, buffeting winds and the first dumps of snow in high-lying areas are earlier than usual this year. We don’t get snow – only the cold.

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