The sun was shining the sky was blue and I very much needed a walk. A mood enhancing walk.
This is the 3rd time I have returned from walking the perimeter of our neighbourhood with chestnuts.
As a child I remember us roasting chestnuts ( which my Dad came home with from a neighbouring property ) on a metal heath shovel in the open fire place. It is my preferred way to eat them. ( R likes them boiled and put in casseroles ) I did a little googling about chestnuts and was surprised to see so many benefits ; Lots of Vit C and other vitamins and minerals and GF and rich in antioxidants. Good for digestion and low GI. ( I might go back for a 4th pick up ) The water birds from the ponds are eating them too.
Previous generations who had known hunger would not be letting them go to waste like these ones.( mostly mown up! )
Chrysanthemums also say Autumn. I love their smell.
Some late Summer flowers are still enticing monarch and white butterflies.
these Zinnias all grew either self sown from last year or ones I dried and threw back in the same place.
I've been self isolating ( as a family member had a positive test result ) so didn't go to Patchwork on Friday but used that same time to cut out 5 more placemats and have them pinned ready. I have enough backing to make one more after that but can't decide which top fabric to pick ( from several ) Ill decide when I have finished # 11.
Next post I will show the lovely persimmons I have picked.