Textures

We’re having one of the most beautiful autumns I can remember and I enjoyed wandering around Liverpool taking my autumnal pictures so much last week that I had intended to do the same thing again today. For various reasons, some of them even quite good, I didn’t manage to get out walking at all today. But late in the afternoon I did get half an hour with my camera at Sarah’s allotment and here are the best of the pictures I took.

Even on a relatively small allotment plot the full glory of autumn is all around me.

Even on a relatively small allotment plot the full glory of autumn is all around me.

Here in the dogwood hedge.

Here in the dogwood hedge.

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Focussing in closely on the textures of the place.

Focussing in closely on the textures of the place.

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Big news here at Sarah's Wollemi Pine.

Big news here at Sarah’s Wollemi Pine.

It's having its first cones.

It’s having its first cones.

Three years after arriving here the plant is doing spectacularly well.

Three years after arriving here the plant is doing spectacularly well.

The whole garden feels cared for, loved in fact.

The whole garden feels cared for, loved in fact.

Cherished.

Cherished.

By the heart and hands of its gardener.

By the heart and hands of its gardener.

This is Sarah's sacred place.

This is Sarah’s sacred place.

Where the cold nights and still warmish days have given us these autumnal riches.

Where the cold nights and still warmish days have given us these autumnal riches.

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There are always flowers here.

There are always flowers here.

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Berries growing in the deadwood hedge.

Berries growing in the deadwood hedge.

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Sarah's Monkey Puzzle tree, L66 on her Monkey Map.

Sarah’s Monkey Puzzle tree, L66 on her Monkey Map.

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Melianthus Major.

Melianthus Major.

Or is it a unicorn?

Or is it a unicorn?

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The head gardener, or at least the gardener's head.

The head gardener, or at least the gardener’s head.

And for a big visual finish? Not on Sarah’s allotment but one of her neighbours, Ben the architect:

A field of hyacinths.

A field of nasturtiums.

Textures - 42Textures - 1 (1)Textures - 2 (1)Maybe I’ll get take that second autumnal walk tomorrow?

See also “For the Beauty of the Leaves”

4 thoughts on “Textures

  1. Gambier Liz

    Thanks Ronnie,i enjoyed looking at all your photos so much ..isnt Mother Nature wonderful and isnt this a fab time of year !
    Thanks so much for all yr great blogs and pictures ..always enjoy tho very often don’t comment.

    Reply
  2. lindsay53

    Lovely post Ronnie and Sarah! Autumn has wonderful colours over here too. Never seen such glorious reds, lime greens and yellows. Enjoy the fruits of the season!

    Reply

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