Anyway, the flowers and plants I did photograph look good enough to feature in a fabric collection. So whilst part of me is kind of sad that there is a cold nip in the air and dew on the ground come morning (meaning the frost season is close by now) I'm sharing with you the pictures that made me feel happy and inspired yesterday.
Yellows and purples featured heavily in many of the beds
Dahlias in every shade or red with velvet like petals. I just had to touch these flowers.
I loved the purple
I marvelled at the colour and sculptural qualities of these dahlias.
I'm sure someone more talented than I could probably recreate these out of starched fabric petals?
Many places have seen fruit crops fail or struggle.
The pears seemed to be doing really well at Wateperry.
If you can't decide if you like the purple or the orange
dahlias the best perhaps a combined one is for you?
Pumpkins and gourds surely signal summer is over and autumn is here?
Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff - camera didn't do the colour justice.
But I do like the little bee flecked with nectar.
And as always I'm optimistically hoping that we have an Indian Summer so winter seems just a little shorter and further away. Are you feeling inspired by the Autumn colours around at the moment or just plain depressed summer is over before it really got started?