It was pretty windy today, and I was taken by how much the leaves on our driveway were being blown around.
I’m not generally a fan of image manipulation, either in camera or using software, but am a sucker for a nice zoom burst photo. This ancient oak stands beyond the top of our garden, and was the perfect subject to test out my new 24-70mm lens…
The cold wet weather that we came back to yesterday is certainly impacting on the garden – there are fallen leaves everywhere and most of the perennial plants have finished flowering and are looking very sad. The roses usually last until the first hard frosts, and this beautiful blossom stood out from the yellowing plants around it. Probably the last we can expect this year though…
Caught sight of this amazing sunrise as I was opening the kitchen blinds at around 7am this morning. Grabbed phone and went outside – just a few moments to shoot some photos before the sun broke through and all the sky colour faded away.
The leaves on the trees are turning, and the annual plants in the garden are losing their leaves. This ‘Ladies Mantle’ is one of the last to die back, and always seems to hold drops of water on its shapely leaves. Mono makes an interesting change from the usual colour image.
After another day of changeable weather, it looked like we might get a reasonable end to the day, then the clouds rolled in… The rain held off for a while, but then the inevitable downpour came.
This is apparently a Sedum plant – it dies back through the winter, but comes back bigger and brighter in the spring. It started as a couple of small plants and now fills the front of some of the garden borders.