Autumn is one of those special times of year when the excitement and the sometimes frantic energy of summer gives way to a feeling of calm and peace. The plants at this time relinquish their expanding presence and instead let go of their desire to grow and propagate to drop into a state of sleep for the winter months. Autumn marks the beginning of this peaceful time and the Japanese Garden in Cornwall has officially began its colour changing season.
The weather has been beautiful over the last few days (for the most part) offering some beautiful sunlight and dry, rain-free afternoons. The temperatures have dropped a little since the summer months allowing plants to begin preparing for winter, but it hasn’t been particularly cold as yet, and therefore the garden is still holding a lot of it’s summer colours.
Today was the first week that i have photographed the garden and really began to see the greens beginning to turn to their delicate yellow autumnal palette.
Time is flying by and we have just 3 and a half weeks until we close for the season!