Here we have a splendid dahlia bloom which I photographed at RHS Wisley.
I am very fond of these autumn blooms. The dahlias looked full of life - but they will be rapidly destroyed by the first frost of the year - which is forecast for tomorrow night. This should serve as a reminder to us all; we should always be ready to meet our Maker.
Today we remember St Simon and St Jude. May their prayers help us to join them in heaven. Happy Feast!