As the autumnal sun warmed us all up this afternoon, I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful Nanny and Grandad’s garden looked. Yes, there are a few flowers on their last legs, ready to sleep for the winter but others are enjoying their swan song.
Sorry for the lame attempt at arty shots (I only tend to snap things that don’t move) but I thought it would be nice to share the last snippets of summer before the long nights draw in.
Grandad’s garden is his pride and joy; but as his proficiency in being an Empty-Nester increased, the size of his lawn decreased until this happened!
Nanny has her corner of the garden too, with pots of fabulous roses and hydrangeas.
The shed has seen many a paint job over the years! The latest revival is a salute to all things nautical, complemented by a shale ‘beach’ complete with lighthouse and a couple of puffins (alongside a noseless golfer and high-as-a-kite toadstool!)
My favourite characteristic of their garden is the hidden (and not so hidden) curios dotted around. From the bold, simplistic flags, to the barrel rings and antique chimney stack, each element brings a story to the party! I particularly love the two decorative blowfish, bought for the Lord and the General (photo credit for those photos goes to the Lord himself!)
When we first moved back to the UK, Grandad apologised to the boys for having no grass to run around on. The reality is that the boys LOVE running around the pots, scooting on the deck and helping to tend the vegetable patch – they couldn’t be happier!
As autumn approaches, we get to enjoy the changing of the leaves and pulling the last of the beetroot.
Happy fall, one and all!
*All photos used with kind permission from Nanny and Grandad!*
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