I imagined that October's posy would be one of berries, autumnal leaves and michaelmas daisies, but I did that already and besides I have roses, so a posy of roses it is on this warm October day.
I have been buying plums and corn on the cob at the farmshop. I used the corn to make fresh corn relish from this book.
I continue to pick quinces but every time I look at the tree there seem to be as many as ever on its branches. I baked the biggest quince with sugar and butter until it collapsed. I ate some of it with clotted cream but no one else wanted any. My family do not love quinces as much as I.
They like raspberry jam though. I've been picking a handful of raspberries every other day for weeks and stashing them in the freezer. Today I had enough for jam.