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September 2023

The other day when picking beans I sensed for the first time this year that ‘end of summer’ feeling, a kind of turning point, a subtle shift in things, the dewy cobwebs all over the lawn in the mornings and the gentler golden light glowing on fruits and berries. The garden produce has been good this year, helped by frequent showers, and the greenhouse is full of tomatoes and peppers, with accompanying pots of basil and tarragon, my two favourite herbs.

This is my busiest month as I have to complete the collections of Christmas cards ordered by shops and galleries, all needed at the end of September for display from October. It is always a bit of a race to get all the different designs made in time as well as keeping up with the orders for ‘everyday’ designs which are pretty steady throughout the year. October will be more focussed on keeping this website topped up with Christmas cards and seasonal framed pieces, which I always enjoy as we glide through the Autumn days towards Christmas.

September is a beautiful month, one full of changes: first school, back to school, new school or leaving home for some, the seasonal shifts to earlier sunsets and cooler days; it can seem like summer in the morning and winter in the afternoon! But whatever September means for you I hope the month brings plenty of good times ahead, and thank you so much for coming to my website, every sale is very much appreciated.


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