It won't be long before the leaves change colour, but for now, both they and I are green.
I found this Katja of Sweden dress for just £10 at a vintage fair earlier in the year. It's made from a substantial cotton knit fabric, perfect for our current chilly temperatures.
Katja Geiger was a leading Swedish designer who began her career in the 1950s. Perhaps her most characteristic clothes are from the 1960-70s, when she produced designs like this dress - easy-to-wear knit dresses with bold prints and colours.
Simple sophistication, psychedelia meets folk art - these dresses are right up my street. They have a similar aesthetic to Marimekko, the influential Finnish fashion and textiles design company.
1970s Katya of Sweden dress - vintage fair
1950s tapestry bag - gift from Emma
1980s Finnish-made boots - Second to None
Denim jacket and bangles - charity shopped
I was out and about amid the green of the countryside at the weekend, celebrating a friend's birthday in the Derbyshire village of Hathersage.
How's that for a view over your garden wall?
Hathersage churchyard contains a grave which according to local tradition is that of Little John.
Charlotte Bronte stayed at the Vicarage* in 1845, while she was writing Jane Eyre.
The Eyres were well-known local landowners, and inspired her choice of name for the titular heroine. Thornfield, the home of Mr Rochester, was based on North Lees Hall, a manor house just outside Hathersage.
Apparently, tourists come to the churchyard in search of Jane's grave, and occasionally seem put out that it doesn't exist. I suppose if one of Robin Hood's merry men has a grave, then any legendary and/or fictional character could have one.
Oh look, is that the shadow of Jane and her pupil Adele?
(Or perhaps poor mad Mrs Rochester?)
I haven't re-read Jane Eyre for years, and I do love it, so I think that might be next on my reading list.
(*If you're looking for a new home and have over £1m at your disposal, the Old Vicarage at Hathersage is currently on the market.)
I'm working all through this weekend; there is a local farmer's market on Sunday so we're opening the shop, and then working late to change our stock over from summer to winter. I'm going to be very busy and very tired, I'm sure, so I'll apologise in advance if I don't get round to visiting you for a few days.
I'll see you as soon as humanly possible!