Glorious decay in the garden.

I spent the afternoon poking amongst the fallen leaves in the garden, trimming, weeding, digging & marvelling at the sights that autumn brings.  Here’s what I saw:

The first surprise was this adorable little visitor hanging upside down from one of the bushes.  He would not be disturbed, and slept soundly through all of our thrashing & weeding.  A cute little brown bat my husband named ‘PeeWee’.

We’re fortunate in that our neighborhood in Brooklyn is rather quiet.  The highways are far enough away so that smog & noise are minimal.  We’re seranaded by crickets in summer, rustling leaves in fall, crows in winter & sparrows in spring.  Even so, this is part of NYC & it’s hardly pastoral enough to expect to see bats in the yard.  This was a rare treat.

The rest of what I wanted to share is rather self explanatory: the glorious colors of autumnal decay.

I know that I said the next post would be about WIPs, but I felt this was worth sharing.  WIPs will be the subject of the next post.

I hope you’re enjoying a peaceful autumn in your neck of the woods.

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13 thoughts on “Glorious decay in the garden.

  1. Love Bats!!! Your Pee Wee is adorbs and seems very polite. Bet he had a mosquito schmorgasborg! Knitting Pipeline actually just did an podcast all about bats. Great listen.
    Also, beautiful garden shots!

    • My husband said that they eat mosquitoes & I remembered talking to you about the new crop of the buggy buggers out there. He’s welcome to stay, if that’s what he eats!

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