Milverton

Autumn is here

No sooner do we settle into Indian Summer here in Somerset, than the weather becomes autumnal, with leaves turning and days shortening fast.

Harvest festival is being celebrated and the garden is a shimmer of michaelmas daisies and bolting lettuces alongside super squashes and frail precious roses. Those fine fat garden spiders are using old flower bed stems to make impressive webs and the swallows have definitely gone south. The end of September saw more of the turbulent weather that has become familiar this year. Rainbows shone in dramatic skies.

Clatworthy reservoir nearby on Exmoor offers a feast for the eyes and potentially the stomach too – apparently the trout there are immense. Should there ever be a sign on the pottery door ‘Gone Fishing’, you’ll know where to find me….

(Excerpt taken from Nicola Werner’s monthly pottery newsletter. If you would like to receive the Newsletter regularly, please sign up on Nicola Werner)