Thursday, 23 November 2017

Colours of Westonbirt

It was a shock to the system as it is every year when the clocks went back a few weeks ago. Suddenly we were plunged in to darkness as well as being surrounded by pumpkins, fireworks and late Autumn. I normally try my best to forget about the lack of daylight and jolly myself along until Spring. It's a time to put the garden to sleep and to try and catch up a bit indoors before Christmas kicks in.

Although Autumn started early, with Hawthorne leaves beginning to turn yellow in August, the season seems to have rushed by this year before I could get myself out and about to take some photos. Whilst looking through pictures that I've got stored on my computer I came across photos that I took at Westonbirt Arboretum a number of years ago when we had a break in Minchinhampton in Gloucestershire (watch out for the cows on the common).

The Arboretum was at it's Autumn peak in the last week of October and the colours were absolutely amazing. It's a long way from where we live and I doubt that I'll ever get back there again so I'm pleased that I have these pictures to accompany the lovely memories of a wonderful day spent admiring the beautiful colours of Autumn.

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