Autumn is not my favourite time of year. Seeing everything die back and the days get shorter makes me feel a little sad, I much prefer the spring. For some reason, this year I’ve been feeling more lacklustre than normal, hence my lack of posts this month.
Yesterday I took my camera with me on our walk with the intention of capturing and enjoying the rich autumn colour.
It was one of those misty damp mornings, which eventually turned into a beautiful warm mellow sunny afternoon.
The leaves are beginning to change colour, and the oaks are heavy with plump ripening acorns.
The dew was thick and coated everything with a scattering of sparkling diamonds. I was hoping to find a beautiful big dewy spiders web to photograph – this one hanging on the fence was the best I could find.
At this time of year we have some wonderfully dramatic sunsets.
Most of the plants in the garden might be dying back for the winter, but some are just appearing for the winter season. Silk tassel bush (Garrya elliptica) and arum Italicum.
Some of the plants in the garden are still going strong, including these cornflowers, which have been a delight all summer.
I was able to find a bouquet of late blooms.
We both enjoyed our walk, and the sun broke through as we made our way back, and in a few weeks I will be able to enjoy one of my favourite autumn past times – kicking through drifts of autumn leaves.