Saturday, October 18, 2014

Autumn Colour at Kew

Well , the sky was grey but the trees and bushes made up for that! The wind and rain of the last week or so have made a lot of the trees drop their leaves, but there was still plenty of colour!  A good walk round Kew again this morning, I'll leave the photos to (mostly) do the talking...

 whilst it was too damp to lie down, I did lots of crouching!

love these mossy steps outside the Princess of Wales conservatory!
and reflections in the lily pond inside
and mossy stones
 and bright Bromeliads!

 the waterlily house was empty of people (like it best like that!)
this is from the doorway

 Used to love scuffing through leaves as a kid - and as a big girl it's no different!!

 no sun, but still lots of reflections..

 went up the Treetop Walkway for the first time in ages (no wonder my legs ache!)
lots of fallen conkers from the trees that grow all around the Walkway

love how the handrail is weathering!

I was about to leave to come home, when I realised I hadn't gone back to see the Henry Moore sculpture - luckily on my way I saw this fabulous colour!

 and love it out of focus behind these purple flowers. (which I don't know what they are)
and through this branch

keep your eye on the hole between her body and arm..
more crouching to get the trees behind!

and a final look at my favourite fountain, before taking my weary legs home!

Shame the sky wasn't blue, as backdrops to these photos (I don't know how to adjust the colour, so I've left them as they come off the camera!!


sam21ski said...

WOW Helen what an absolutely gorgeous array of colours, and of course your fave photo slotted in right at the very end - as ever, thanks for sharing as it's the closest I'll ever get xxxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Lovely, lovely autumnal pictures, glad that you enjoyed your morning. The purple flowers are Verbena Bonariensis by the way. Very popular with bees etc. go mad in my garden, seed everywhere! Xx

Lesley Edmonds said...

Such wondering photos Helen. Thank you for sharing them with us. So much glorious colour. X

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow! What glorious colours Helen I love the photo of the yellow tree stunning! What a treat for you today, which you have captured beautifully. A wonderful set of photos xx

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craftimamma said...

Once again a wonderful array of stunning photos Helen! Actually Sam's comment was virtually word for word what I was going to say, lol! I love it when you go to Kew as I know we're in for a photographic treat.

Lesley Xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

When I read you had gone to Kew, I knew I had to come and check it out. What a great early morning (my time) treat.

When I was an undergrad, I took a photography class where we had to print our photos. One of the things I learned was, a cloudy day was best for shooting your film. There was no sun to reflect on images, and you didn't have to worry about shadows. That's why your photos intrigued me so much this time. I'm actually glad you DIDN'T try to adjust the color. I think they are perfect just the way they are. With the gray sky (think grayscale and gray meter or gray card), the colors of the trees really POPPED. I'm sure others will agree. This is stunning work you can be proud of.

Artyjen said...

Ab Fab pictures of the glorious colours.....must go to Kew one of these days!
xoxo Sioux

Dee's Craft Room said...

You have some stunning photos here Helen.