autumnal colour

Ailsa is looking for intensity this week so what about this apple orchard inside the walled garden at Berrington Hall? There was a lot of vibrant colour there this week: the fiery reds and sulphuric yellows were in competition.

I’m delighted to see so much colour around at this time of year. I shall soak it in to get me through the grey days of the coming winter.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

50 thoughts on “autumnal colour”

  1. Jude I just read a post from WP and the fact that they invited the WP community to join your bench challenge! Congratulations that is so cool!!

      1. Well everyday is full of surprises. Likely no consolation but I thought you were a he for the first while too. 🙂
        At any rate a very big congrats!

        1. Haha… well I suppose Jude is a male name so an easy mistake, just that mine is a diminutive of Judith (never Judy).

    1. First time I have been here and seen it so beautiful – more of the garden tomorrow. It was full of colour. I was happily impressed.

  2. So gorgeous, I do so love your photos Jude. I think we are in for a beautiful autumn this year with the colours already so lovely. Strange weather though isn’t it? I would love that apple tree in my garden 🙂 Have a lovely weekend 🙂 xx

  3. More of autumn, I can’t get enough of it while it lasts in your part of the world. You may get an influx of benches this week Jude…

    1. I quite fancy some of those apples! Though if they are grown for the cider market they are possibly not very nice eaters.

      1. Cider originally referred to an intoxicating beverage (which is now often called hard cider), so somehow I think those drinkers weren’t bothered by the fact that the apples in question weren’t good for eating.

        1. Herefordshire is cider country – most of the apples grown here go to one of the big cider companies. Not to be confused with apple juice which isn’t alcoholic 😀

      2. So British usage is different from American usage. Over here, cider usually refers to apple juice; people typically say hard cider if they mean the alcoholic version.

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