Signs of autumn already!

When I got up this morning at about 6am and stepped into the garden, it had a definite autumnal air about it. The sun had just risen over the trees but it was what I call a misty, moisty morning with the sun illuminating all the spider’s webs in the garden, they were beautiful, but I always think of them belonging to September not August.

So beautiful and so perfect, covered in droplets.

Someone decided that an allium seedhead would make the perfect home.

There were lots in the woodland.

So perfect unltil something comes crashing through.

Rosa glauca was so pretty when it was in flower, now it is gorgeous covered in rosehips.

Arum italicum marmoratum shouts from the undergrowth, you can’t miss the red berries.

The winds that we had lashing the trees during our thunder storm has brought down loads of conkers or the fruit of our horse chestnut trees.

The woodland floor is covered with horse chestnut leaves,making it look very autumnal.

Little cyclamen hederifolium have started popping up everywhere in the woodland.

We have white ones, magenta and…..

…pink ones. Hopefully the ants are still working hard moving the seed about and in a few weeks time there will be a lot more to show you.

I think you will agree with me that parts of my garden are saying goodbye to summer and hello to autumn, is your garden the same or are you still in summer mode?


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12 Responses to Signs of autumn already!

  1. rusty duck says:

    I took a photo of a hesperantha today, which I remember bring more of an autumn plant in previous years. So I went back to WordPress to see when I last had a shot of it: November!
    Your spider web shots are beautiful, especially the allium.

    • Pauline says:

      I think some plants might have had enough after all the hot weather Jessica, whereas others are starting due to the shorter days.Whatever it is, my garden is beginning to get a golden glow!

  2. Denise says:

    Lovely photos Pauline but it feels too soon for Autumn. We are having very warm weather just now so Autumn is having to wait….probably just round the corner!

    • Pauline says:

      It is to soon for autumn Denise, we are still having very hot weather with lots of thunder storms and flooding unfortunately, I think some of my plants have had enough!

  3. Chloris says:

    Oh dear, I’m not quite ready for autumn yet although there are signs everwhere and the blackberries are ripe in the hedgerows. I love your spiders’ webs.

  4. Shirley says:

    Well Pauline, your photos really do suggest an autumn morning. I don’t think I’m ready for that yet (you neither I suspect) however I do love seeing morning spider’s webs like these. Great captures.

    • Pauline says:

      No, I’m not ready for autumn yet Shirley, but the weather says otherwise at the moment. The Spiders webs are beautiful, what a shame we can’t see them normally unless it is a misty morning.

  5. Cathy says:

    Gosh, we have the cyclamen and the leaves and the arum but not those spiders’ webs which I agree are a sure sign that autumn is on its way… I think we all agree it is not time for that yet!

    • Pauline says:

      After the storms the other day, there are now a lot more leaves on the lawn, just like November! I’ve never had to rake leaves up in August before but will try to do so today, but it is raining at the moment so will have a coffee first!

  6. Anna says:

    Lovely to see your little cyclamens again Pauline. Those ants do a first rate job. I’m trying to convince myself that it is still summer despite the gale that is blowing outside accompanied by heavy rain lashing down 😂

    • Pauline says:

      More cyclamen are popping up each day Anna, the ants have been working hard! At last the gales have stopped and today it seems much quieter, thank goodness. This is the first time I have had to rake leaves from the lawn in August, along with hundreds of conkers and acorns! The plants are looking a lot happier with all the rain, it has made up for the weeks of drought!

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