Ah, the bitter-sweet summer days after Lammastide...
Well, there are plums to be had...
and sunflowers and peegee hydrangeas.
I couldn't buy this bunch yet - much too autumnal.
So I bought a bunch of half dead garden roses
and took gloomy photos of them.
On a cheerier note, I've just finished Jane Gardam's "Old Filth" Trilogy. My best reading experience in ages and ages. Such a breadth of vision and attention to detail. Wonderful wonderful stuff about passion and repression and love.