|Maple leaves coordinating with the mums at the local park this October.|
Notes on autumn by Beth Chatto on October the 30th:
"On Sunday we woke to find the garden filled with heavy mist, but not at all cold, curiously warm. After breakfast we hurried to the Wood Garden to watch the sun draw aside the curtains of mist between the trees. It was quite breathtaking to stand in silence, waiting for a shaft of sunlight to suddenly spotlight fairy-like cobwebs, stretched across the pathways, hanging like lace bedspreads between tall fern fronds, threaded with glistening drops of water. Macleaya seed heads were wrapped like spools of yarn glistening with crystals, pale against a big evergreen magnolia. Quickly the mist cleared away, revealing rich autumn colours against a rare blue sky (p. 237)."
by Beth Chatto and Christopher Lloyd
Linked to Holley for her garden book review on the 20th of each month! Go to her blog to see a few more great garden reads!
|Photo credit of Macleaya seed heads to Science Photo Library|