During the night someone decorated my garden

While we slept, a secret army decorated our garden.

They left no corner untouched.

They used nets studded with tiny, clear crystals.

They used their artistic skills to weave intricate designs to delight us.

Everywhere was dusted with the finest crystal powder.

They used every surface to display their masterpieces.

How they must have worked.

They left no clue to their identity.

Nor reasons for their designs

But I appreciate their humour. This flower head was rolled in a tight spiral during the summer.

Maybe tonight they will appreciate some garden soup, that tinkles when stirred.

Or the softest bed of Autumn leaves to rest in. Just for a moment.

So who’s visiting your garden, while you sleep?

Photos from the top:
teasel, ivy, box, cosmos, borage, thistle, rose leaves,  fuschia,
Bramley apple tree, Lacy Scorpian weed, garden soup (contents unknown!)
and leaves (oak, hazel and beech)

Linking this up to Magic Onion’s Friday Nature Table. Go take a look at some more seasonal inspiration.

20 thoughts on “During the night someone decorated my garden

  • Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Beautiful! Your photos are amazing! Thanks for making me smile. 🙂

    • Wednesday 29 September, 2010 at 12:43 am

      Our box hedge was absolutely covered with spiders webs. The dew drops made them look like halloween decorations, except much more pretty. Difficult to look anywhere without being inspired to grab the camera.

  • Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Beautiful photos especial favourites are the rose leaves and the borage (I have a fondness for snails too)

    • Wednesday 29 September, 2010 at 12:40 am

      We walked to school today and every fence, twig and stalk, seemed to have a spiders web on it. All were covered with dewdrops. So beautiful. Wouldn’t notice it in the normal way, but the dew drops seem to act like a highlighter pen! My two girls loved spotting all of them!

  • Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Love these shots! My favorite is the white cosmos with the sparkly web. Beautiful!

    • Wednesday 29 September, 2010 at 12:28 am

      I like that it is so delicate looking, like a fine necklace. Wouldn’t it be lovely to wear a necklace that looked like that!

  • Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Gorgeous photos, thanks for sharing. We had hail and rain visit us in the night, but that is so typical of spring where I live. And its started to hail again as I’m writing this reply. No balmy spring day today. 🙁 I think a visit to a big craft shop with my gorgeous daughters will cheer us up immensely.

    • Wednesday 29 September, 2010 at 12:22 am

      Sounds the perfect place to go on a day like that. I hope you enjoy it.

  • Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Whoever they are, I’m sure they’ll appreciate your thoughtfulness. I mean, who could resist soup that “tinkles”? 🙂

    • Wednesday 29 September, 2010 at 12:21 am

      TF was intrigued with the tinkle sound. Like a string of little bells being shaken. A pure magical sound to him.

  • Wednesday 29 September, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Beautiful pictures. x

    • Wednesday 29 September, 2010 at 10:19 pm

      Thanks, Daisy. Couldn’t resist taking my camera out.

  • Friday 1 October, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    LOVE the pictures awesome surprise to wake up to 🙂

    following your blog now

    • Saturday 2 October, 2010 at 9:50 am

      I could barely keep the children at the breakfast table. They all wanted to get out there. I can’t blame them. Its wonderful when you see such a clear change in the seasons.

  • Saturday 2 October, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Just amazing! Your photos are beautiful. What lovely scenes to capture. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

    • Saturday 2 October, 2010 at 9:53 am

      Thanks Elizabeth. It was a perfect morning to capture it all.

  • Saturday 2 October, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Incredibly beautiful pictures. I am such a nature lover, your post really appeals to me. There is always so much beauty and magic to behold.

    • Saturday 2 October, 2010 at 9:58 am

      I love nature too. I love the variety and the change of the seasons. Mornings like this are irresistible.

    • Saturday 2 October, 2010 at 9:59 am

      Thanks Grace.

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