As we walked to the Abbey in Tewkesbury for the launch of our book on Wednesday evening, we remarked what a glorious time of the year Autumn can be.
The roses continue to flourish and the lavender is still going strong, its fresh scent a soothing reminder of warm summer evenings.
The rose bush by the wall had just one bloom remaining, full of perfume. I cut it and brought it inside to enjoy, thinking of my Mum as I did it.
Then I planted paperwhites and hyacinths, to remind me to be optimistic about the future and to look forward not back.
Keep calm and carry on. All will be well.