Look what I found! A recent comment from Cathy prompted me to go out and look closely at the garden which I had thought was over for the season....
A rose bud, a sweet pea still stronly scented, even honeysuckle; these tiny pickings spark joy! They will only last a day or two but bring a little smile to my face.
If you have a garden do you still have flowers to pick? I know some English gardens are still full of colour and can go on into November or beyond.
If you watch the television programme Gardeners' World here in UK you will have seen where I live. They featured Benmore Botanic Gardens which is over the hill from me (half an hour by road).
With a 2 - 3 metre annual rainfall it is quite a challenging gardening environment!