I love autumn, after the heat of the summer it's so nice to have a little bit of coolth(?) but nice blue sky days. The other day we woke to thick mists all around us, but I could see blue sky overhead and, sure enough, once the sun had burned the mist away, we had a glorious day. But the magic in walking around the garden early on has to be the feeling of being the only one on the planet - the village across the valley had disappeared and I could only see a few yards into the fields surrounding us.
The dead weeds were wearing their best lace shawls
Perfect cobwebs, normally invisible, were everywhere
but the spiders had legged it - they were nowhere in sight.
This looks as though I should be able to spin it . . . spider silk! More than enough around the garden to make a pair of lace gloves.