I woke to a glorious sunrise
headed for my starting view -
told you the beds wouldn't be empty for long.
winter bedding going in
it is stunning
every year it seems to get better
much as I would like to!
so many different colours
Lots of people looking at them, and it's hard to capture without reflections of lights and things...
looking forward to that, it was always one of my favourites.
love it's setting in amongst the trees.
it's a honey locust tree
it will close for the winter in a few weeks, so I decided to take a walk up to see the colour
but it is always worth it
the windows don't open ( security, they can't have people falling out) so there are lots of reflections
some are prunus, some sorbus,
not sure which!
loved these pink ones
at least there's only about 40 here.
soft looking, fluffy, purple.. what is there not to like!
Pirri-Pirri Bur variety of Acaena
never heard of it, but it's cute
Dead Man's Fingers!
I happened to turn and saw the green in front, with the sun shining through it's leaves. beautiful
I think it might be berberis.
Middle of October, remember!
further along the path - stunning acer
dancing in the windy sunshine
never seen these large pod-like things on a passion flower though (this big anyway)
I went in search of the Chinese water dragon.....
As I stood up, a young boy moved too, and I saw......
I crouched down again!
it was fascinating.
the grasses were waving in the wind
I decided to take a last walk towards the lake before heading home...
but I thought maybe I'd missed the best of the reflections...
4pm now - I never say this long -
with the grasses behind
as I left, a wedding party was gathering outside the Nash Conservatory, no sign of the bride yet or I'd have been tempted to take some pictures!
would be lovely to see it but I was tired after 6 hours and nearly 700 photos....(as I found out when I got home)
thank you so much for sticking with me, I think I've done well pruning out so many of today's photos, there were loads more I'd have included but in the interest of "brevity" I have left them out...