A Little More Autumn

I really do like Autumn 🍂🍁.  There are just so many amazing colours 💚💛❤️ in the garden at this time of year and I really couldn't resist taking many many photos this weekend 📷.We went for a walk 👧, Pip 🐶 came too of course, and we found all sorts of shades - browns, reds, yellows, oranges, magenta, burgundy, purple - I love the cascade of leaves at the foot of trees, and the incredible variation in colour on just one tree.  The garden is looking really very beautiful right now, Autumn always reminds me how special a place it is.  All those trees carefully chosen and planted to create different vistas at different times of the year.  Almost like an ever changing work of art, each variety of tree takes it's turn to be the focal point of the painting throughout the year.  And Autumn always surprises me, just when you think winter is setting in, suddenly the garden has a last hurrah and is ablaze with all sorts of amazing colour. 💖🌳.Sunday was very exciting, not only was the sun out so the Acer Palmatum was looking quite wonderful 🌴❤️- a bright bright red - the garden was also photographed with a drone 🎥- the large spindly bug like creature took off and photographed the garden from above ⛲️, and also caught us on camera too 👧👦👧!I hope the wonderful colours, brighten up a rather chilly week 💕.Alice xxxPhotos taken at High Beeches Gardenimg_2238 img_2237img_2357img_2286 img_2342img_2292 img_2293img_2311img_2302 img_2297img_2305 img_2307img_2322img_2328 img_2370img_2445 img_2339img_2340    img_2341img_2358 img_2353img_2430img_2416 img_2417img_2422 img_2424img_2415 img_2425img_2241img_2567 img_2249img_2365 img_2373img_2394 img_2397img_2380img_2411 img_2412img_2386 img_2385img_2451img_2517img_2497img_2452img_2464img_2472img_2482img_2510img_2524  

Autumn at High Beeches Garden

Autumn is one of my favourite times of year.  I love that the garden produces brightly coloured flowers through the year, and then, when it starts to get a little colder in October, and it feels like it is time to pack up for the winter, it suddenly become ablaze  with brilliant colour. It starts slowly, a little orange here, a little red there, and then suddenly colour starts to appear everywhere.  I like the way the trees produce a multi coloured effect - the Red Oak is currently a wonderful combination of green, yellow and orange.  I love it when a tree has turned completely one colour - a red Acer next to a yellow betula lenta.  And it is always amazing to watch the changing tone of colour in one tree - the Acer turning from a deep purpley red one day, to a bright brilliant red the next, and finally to an fiery orange.  It is so difficult to pick a favourite - the magenta heart shape leaves of the Disanthus cercidifolia are definitely one, and the curling Cornus leaves in their variegated shades another.  The trees in their Autumn colour contrast so beautifully against the greens of the garden.  You've got to be quick though, the colours change so fast, and are gone before you know it.  I love that they change at different times - the Acers are well on their way, the Nyssas not quite started.  This week and next is the time to go and see the colour at High Beeches Garden which is looking absolutely splendid.So of course I put a dress on and we took some photos in the garden.  I appear to have not managed to smile at any point, but I really did enjoy the walk about the garden!Country Life recently wrote a piece about Autumn Colour at High Beeches Garden, which you can read here -  Country Life Article: sept-28-high-beeches Cover - sept-28-coverAlice xxxPhotos taken by Sarah BrayI am wearing a Jaeger dress, Elia B shoes and Patrick Mavros earrings img_7692img_7694img_7703img_7706img_7714img_7721img_7725img_7736img_7739img_7750img_7753