This Monday finds me a bit bleary eyed after a disturbed nights sleep. We had a humdinger of a storm which felt directly above our house in the early hours of the morning, which disturbed Coco who could not settle anywhere between the flashes of lightening and cracks of thunder. The only place I could convince her to lay was on the bed in the bedroom which used to be our son's. Even then she was not staying anywhere on her own and I realised that the only way both of us would be able to get back to sleep would be for me to be in the bed while she slept on it. Then she wanted to lay full width across the bottom so I had to sleep diagonally across the bit she had left for me.
I think the storm is a sure sign that our season has tipped from summer to autumn. We have a few plans for changes in our garden; we have a tree which has died and needs removing and we have been clearing space and thinking about how we will redesign that area. There's still colour in the borders though and this little fellow spent ages flitting from one head of sedum flower to another as I was weeding beneath the plants.