This is the other side of the front door as you come up to it. We bought this old pitch fork for only 2 euro in a thrift shop with the intention of it going up to the cottage. Jos 'planted' it here for the time being as we had a few days before we were to go up north again. A couple of months later and the fork is still here holding a sweet wooden sign I found for it. I loved it so much that I will have to hunt for another one to use up at the cottage. I would like to create an outdoor collage there of old tools but this old tool looks perfectly at home here.
Finally, again to show you how summer is still hanging around, our pots are blooming well. I have been wanting to start clearing them up or cutting them back to be ready to overwinter but with these pretty blooms, who has the heart. I will enjoy the flowers while they last. The large pot contains a few herbs which we use in the kitchen ~ rosemary, thyme and basil. It had contained some parsley but that is all used up now.
I thought this little verse well fit the 'feeling' of today:
By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.
~~ Helen Hunt Jackson ~~