The mellow time is here again after a bit of a delay. From my window I can see signs of 'fruitfulness' everywhere. The mornings have been wonderfully misty & foggy. Evenings are already quite cold. But the days have been glorious. Yesterday was a time for picking the late flush of roses, going out to gather nuts (of which there were NONE) and blackberries (of which there were just a few this year). But that is how life is. A lack in one part of the garden, field or hedgerow usually means an abundance in another. The fruit trees seem once again to be bending with ripe fruit, with bags of fruit are being left at peoples doors. Down country lanes boxes are labelled 'HELP YOURSELF!