Monday, September 3, 2012

Playing with light...

Summer is coming to an end,
slowly fading light comes early into the nights.

Fall is closing in on summer's heels...
which leaves me with a sense of sadness
longing for more sunny days ahead and time to kick back and relax.

It's bittersweet...
pretty soon we'll be deep in winter's embrace and slumbering soundly.
We'll be putting the Humble Bungalow Garden to bed for another season over the next few weeks...

Chester's relaxing in the sunshine.

I took my camera on a walkabout in The Humble Bungalow Garden.

I've had my nose firmly planted in this book and am enjoying it very much.
Too much as my cuisine has taken a back seat to the book!
It's been a few days of a free range organic chicken
cooked and served in different ways...

Chicken Pot Pie
homemade pastry which I whipped up in the food processor.

it was tasty and no complaints were uttered by Mr. HB
so I think I got away with it!

Now I am going to have to come up with something else...
(not chicken!)

I'll close for now and put on my apron and spring into action.

If you haven't entered the giveaway there's still time...
two posts back is where you'll find the particulars.
Good Luck!


  1. Looks to me like you've still got some very nice blooming going on!

    1. There's still lots going on and I'll do another picture post of what's blooming soon.

  2. Beautiful flowers

  3. What gorgeous pictures! I hope we have a warm September, but it's definitely cooler in the mornings/evenings, isn't it?

  4. Gorgeous photos . . . love the play with light and especially liked how you captured the "flowers ending."

  5. Oh, but you have such mild weather over there. No need to bundle up the summer yet, or feel melancholy.
    Even we, way farther north, are still on a happy mood, though sometimes the first snow falls on the ground already in October.
    Cheer up: )!

    1. Our summer of hot weather was all too short this year but we may experience a warm September.
      The sun is shining this morning and it promises to be another lovely day:-)

  6. You hav such a pretty garden, I really want to find a company selling Adirondacks in the UK next year, I just love them. How comfy are they? Do they need cushions?

    1. Cushions do make these chairs more comfortable! It does depend on how long you sit in them...I have my tea sitting on them as I am usually bobbing about in the garden dead heading the roses and pulling weeds.
      These chairs were made by a local craftsman out of local BC cedar, you can go online for designs and have them built. Good luck on your hunt...I am sure they must be available in Scotland.

  7. Lovely photographs and your garden looks gorgeous - I have to say that I love Autumn though which is just as well as this year I get 2 (just been through Autumn and Winter in Australia and now back in England for the same!!) That book looks good - need to get another today so I will have a look out for it! XX

  8. I miss 'Fall' in BC - the changing of the leaves and the look of the mountains. Nothing like staying warm and cosy inside. However, I'll keep my fingers crossed that you have an Indian Summer and you can enjoy your garden for a bit longer (lovely pics). Hope you are having a nice Labour Day long weekend before school starts! xxx

  9. We are enjoying a late Summer here 21c,and our farmers are busy with the harvesting,love to see the tractors working late nights with the lights blazing in the fields.

    Your garden is still looking Summery.Ida

  10. Lovely post and images. What a relaxing, peaceful looking garden.

  11. Your garden is stunningly beautiful and the pictures capture it beautifully. I agree that the ending of summer is a bittersweet time, but I do love the crisp autumn weather. Makes me think of wood fires, apples and golden colors.

  12. Although putting the garden to bed is kind of bittersweet, I always find myself thinking of how I want to improve things...and having the winter months to mull it over is rather fun! Lovely photos as always of your roses, and of Chester. I hope Pepper is well...I miss seeing her, too!

  13. Los Angeles had a late real summer start this year, so I'm guessing we're going to have a very warm Sept/Oct?
    Summer is my least favorite season for clothing, so I'm looking forward to wearing some sweaters and boots soon, I hope.

  14. Thank you Hostess,
    Like many of your other commenters, I appreciate your wisdom and positive outlook! Your "voice" is so special and I so appreciate your willingness to share your approach to life. It is inspiring!
    Thanks for your reassuring post about menopause (my mom isn't here to share her experience) so hearing about it from you is so very helpful.
    Oh- and I now have one "Jude the Obscure" rosebush...I am so looking forward to its first blooms! (Just coming into spring in my neck of the woods) Your roses are truly wonderful.
    Thanks again,

  15. Kitties really know how to take advantage of a spot of sunshine. I enjoy how you remind us to stop and take in the moments: a late summer garden, a sleeping kitten, a good book.

  16. Leslie, your voice _is_ special, as anon. above so aptly said. Your perceptiveness and sheer joy in the beauties of this life speak to me with each posting. I'm in northern New England, and fall is arriving, gently and with some much-needed rain. "To everything a season..."