Tuesday at Two (November 12th)


I kept it up for a whole year!

Here’s today’s view…


And precisely one year ago…


Not much difference, except for the rock, which is much brighter now since it had a clean up in the spring. And I haven’t cut back the tall Miscanthus yet.

Here’s a look back over the past few weeks, since my last round-up in the summer.

If you’d like to look back over the whole year, here’s the slide show…

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Links to Tuesday at Two:

November 2012 – January 2013 (Winter)

February 2013 – April 2013 (Spring)

May 2013 – August 2013 (Summer)

Today’s post shows August 2013 – November 2013 (Autumn)


My favourite shots were hard to choose… maybe this one from May?


May 21st

Or this one in October?

October 15th

October 15th

I shall continue with a Tuesday View, at different times of the day this time, and a different view. Let’s see how far I get this time!

What time of year is your favourite in your garden?

51 thoughts on “Tuesday at Two (November 12th)

  1. Great job! What a nice transition through the year, I would love to do this for a couple parts of my garden but know I wouldn’t be able to keep focused!
    I’m going with May as my favorite….. We had snow last night and I’m already looking forward to spring:)

    • And we have finally had our first (minimal) frost… it’s much colder now and I must cover some plants soon.
      You could do a monthly view – that wouldn’t be too hard! πŸ˜‰

    • Hi Holley. I think the October one wins too. The acer was gorgeous this year and we could watch it change colour almost daily for a good four weeks. Thanks for your visit!

  2. I love the October photo, also. The color!! I really enjoyed the slideshow and we hadn’t yet met last year when you had the snow! I think it was probably in very early spring before I began to visit your garden weekly. The snows of January and some in February really showed me a completely different look, of course, and reminds me why you must get absolutely giddy when spring really catches on. πŸ™‚ Congratulations on a weekly view for one full year. That’s a grand accomplishment, Cathy. Very fun! And my favorite? Late March! Everything begins to wake up so beautifully and I always feel a thrill!

    • I’m glad you’ve been able to see my garden in winter too Debra! Spring took so long to arrive this year with late snow at Easter. Hope this winter isn’t as long! You’re right, spring creates a feeling of relief and giddiness!
      Enjoy the rest of the week! πŸ˜€

  3. Oh will miss the view Cathy but will be interested to see what view and time of day you choose next. My favourite time of the year in the garden just has to be May πŸ™‚

    • I do love spring and the first signs of life, and May is when the garden really looks good, but October just has something special about it too…
      Thanks for visiting Anna!

  4. Congratulations in keeping this going for a year, as you know you inspired me to begins a view of the slope in my garden. I love all your shots, perhaps with the red Acer is my favourite. How did you imbed the slideshow? Good for people who don’t have flash players.

    • Hi Christina. The slideshow is easy – when I “add media” there’s the option on the left to “create a gallery”. You then select the pictures already loaded into the media library and press “create new gallery”, bottom right. There is then the option of a slideshow. Hope it works for you!

  5. Congratulations – and thank you for sharing your view over the last 12 months. The May photo has to be my favourite… fresh green, spring sunshine and the promise of warm days to come!

    • It seems such a long time ago since May… I just hope the next few months whizz by in comparison! Thank you for your comment and support Sarah. πŸ˜€

  6. Thanks you for the slideshow with all the comparisons! Of the two larger photos my eyes lean towards the October one: not such a lovely day but the colour so enlivens the scene! I love spring in my smallish garden ~ first comes a twenty year old apricot weeping rose, alongside purple/white lilac . . . now the blossoms are already forming on summer magnolia with sweeping beds of a few thousand miniature blue and white agapanthus . . .nice shoiw . . .

    • That does sound glorious Eha – spring and early summer are wonderful in the garden, but like you I do love that autumn picture best. It is simply my favourite time of year! Enjoy all those lovely flowers!

  7. Hi Cathy, congratulations on your staying power, that’s quite a feat! I love the slideshow, totally beguiling watching the gentle march of the seasons. Your two favourite shots beautifully encapsulate my two favourite seasons, spring and autumn, but I do love your snowy scenes too. I really like the idea of having a year long diary of a single view.

    • Janet, you could do this too. πŸ˜€ Even if it’s only once a month. I have observed the garden so much closer this past year and am glad I have this record now.

  8. You’re very disciplined, Cathy! It’s interesting to see the changes and also the difference to last year. I feel you have a little more autumn colour this year. Every month has its beauty, February perhaps less but in the garden I adore late spring/early summer and late summer and autumn. It’s plain to see, I’m not exactly a winter person ;). Best wishes

    • Hi Annette! In the depths of the long grey winter the Tuesday photo kept me motivated and focussed. It’s good to look back too! Winter is definitely not my season either, so let’s hope it’s not too long with loads of sunshine! πŸ˜‰

    • Oh dear, I will be very careful! I have to cut it down because its dried leaves will spread across the whole garden during the course of the winter and that’s a sorry sight if there’s snow on the ground.

  9. Love the views of your yard still not snow here hopefully we can keep it that way till Dec. πŸ™‚ We have to deliver these tropical plants on the 1st and 2nd. I do love your header Love these Pansies my first plant I add to outside in spring.

    • Thanks Eunice! πŸ˜€ I love pansies too. Not sure how long they’ll last, but am enjoying them for now. Hope you stay snow-free for a while yet. It’s damp and chilly here, but no snow in sight in the 10-day forecast…

      • yes got to love those 10 day reports I am scared to look at mine πŸ™‚

        I have today to finish all earrings for the sale tomorrow and then the 22 I place final order for all the plants sold for garden club fundraiser then it is ME TIME till shoulder surgery I am holding off as long as I can seems March would be a great time though really here too much snow been really dry here this fall after 18 inches of rain the rest of the year so who knows what winter will serve us up but I can safely say I am ready. Yard has been put to bed for 6 months feels good now if he would just come in from being out back all day and say we have a plow truck that stops and starts πŸ™‚ then we would be under so much less of a burden. πŸ™‚ The poor 1955 truck never thought it would ever be started again never mind PLOWING lol

    • I wish it was a mountain, but it only gets “large hill” status I’m afraid! The valley we live in has lots of rocky outcrops on the hills around, and it is certainly striking countryside. πŸ˜€ Glad you enjoyed watching the slide show. Thanks for stopping by Andrea!

  10. I really enjoyed your slide show. I think you should turn the camera around and shoot from the other end of the yard this time. I feel like I am not getting a good look at your pretty flowers!!! Such a neat project.

    • It isn’t until I look back that I realise how much change there is in the garden over one year. Thanks for your comment Donna, and have a good week! πŸ˜€

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