Tree bark

Dramatic Autumn Crocus

Gunnera leaf

In the sheltered garden

she stands, 

warming her back in low autumn sun.


Sunlight on my back, sheltered from the wind, the scent of autumn pervading the garden. What could be more delightful on warm, dry Sunday afternoon?  Woodpecker knocking in the tree above my head, as I trace the textured bark with my fingertips, a stunning abstract in grey and white. As the massive Gunnera (Gunnera manicata)  catches the falling leaves, a collection building in the crease of her leaf. Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale) bloom, a profusion of purple, nestled between the shadows as the leaf litter grows. Drama in the garden on a quiet Sunday stroll…