I was wandering through the woods walking the dog, grinning foolishly to myself while kicking the mounting piles of autumn leaves with every step (do you ever grow out of that, I wonder?). Then I happened to look up at the sky and saw that though it’s not even mid-November yet, the branches are already bare against the blue.
It’s been a fabulous autumn – something to do with the early frost and wet weather I believe – but all too short-lived. So I ran out with my camera as soon as I got back to take a few pics before it all disappears.
The view up through the mixed native trees that line the border of my garden: all that greenery just becomes goldery at this time of year.
The Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ outside my bedroom window is one I’ve raved about before – it’s been spectacular this year, real fireworks every morning when I draw the curtains.
Tyra in Vaxholm said:
Just beautiful T.C./ LOL Tyra
garden girl said:
beautiful fall foliage!
Plant Mad Nige said:
Have you noticed that when you are out with a camera – rather than just gardening, or walking or whatever – you look at everything in a completely different way? One is more consciously looking for shots, I suppose.I love the way you’ve caught the subtle colour developments – this autumn has been fantastic for that. A slow unfolding, rather than the fire and flash we’ve experienced in hotter, drier years. I especially love your Hydrangea quercifolia – wonderful purples and bronzes.
The Constant Gardener said:
thanks all for your kind words :DNigel – I so agree about the photography. That’s why I love to take photos – it gets you looking closely at your garden (and other plants) as you never would otherwise. Thank goodness for digital though – I’m not much of a photographer really, words are more my thing, so I get a lot of dross before I produce anything halfway presentable!