Bright sunny skies and a soft cool breeze make this time of year just perfect for spending time on the garden.
Each season has its good points in our garden.
Spring brings new growth and warmth after the chill of Winter which in turn gives us a chance to catch our breath and to undertake landscaping projects and redesign the garden.
Summer is a time of lush growth and enjoying the longer daylight hours, but it can also be a frantic time for maintenance - keeping the grass mowed, weeding and trimming back plants whose growth is a bit too exuberant.
Autumn has it's own worth. In the subtropics, we rarely get to see the changing colour or falling of leaves. What we have are clear blue skies and mild temperatures to greet us each day and tempt us into the garden.
The vegetable patch is full speed ahead at this time of year. We eat salads all year round and it won't be long before these lettuce are ready to harvest.
The bok choy and pak choy are destined for stir-fries. The carrots have spouted but we'll have to wait a while for them yet (and the broccoli). We're already using the basil, parsley and chives.
The mizuna is powering on as well - destined for salads mainly.
The passionfruit flowers are turning into fruit.
The eggplants are ripening. Eggplant lasagne - YUM! - with a home grown salad.
There is more coriander that we will ever use. I saved seed from last years plants and scattered a few (well quite a few). I think they must have all germinated because we have hundreds of seedlings.
We don't have the beauty of trees turning golden and red but Autumn in the subtropics has its own special beauty and bounty.