Sunday, 25 September 2016

Houghton Mill, Autumn Flowers and Fruits

As summer fades away and autumn blows in, I went out this weekend looking for some autumnal photos. Yesterday we visited Houghton Mill which is a National Trust water-mill which grinds flour on Sundays and bank holidays to make the flour for the delicious scones sold in the teashop. We walked around the water Meadows beside the River Ouse where the blackberries are not yet ripe, but full of colour for photographs.

Today I stayed closer to home and I visited two gardens in Little Wilbraham.  Robert Turner's cottage garden is a wonderful source of inspiration and a tribute to his hard work. Sue Lee's garden is less flamboyant, but quietly sophisticated; it was there that I found miniature cyclamens and beautiful holly berries as well as the shiny conker bursting from its prickly case.



I realise that a bursting sunflower bud is far from autumnal, but I could not resist it!