The garden has been briefly full of beauties like these, old-fashioned iris that I've acquired from old gardens and roadsides.
They rushed into bloom and plants that usually flower all through November had finished in two weeks. I've saved a few pictures of them.
The hot weather has made the lavender bushes happy. I gathered five baskets of lavender from the garden, the English lavender that preserves against moth and decay.
It dried in a couple of hot days and I made simple lavender bags to sweeten the shelf of winter flannel sheets
and to protect the newly -washed, sun-dried winter woollies folded away in the cupboard waiting the cold on a day that feels as if cold will never come again.