Well another month is almost gone for 2021! Cant believe how fast time is zipping by at the moment.
September has brought cooler temperatures and lots of sunshine which has been really lovely as the light is turning more and more golden as the autumn creeps towards us.
Today I spent some time in the garden whilst the sun was hiding behind lots of grey clouds. I often take the opportunity to photograph the garden when the sun is shining for my visits, but today I wanted to show it with less contrast and capture the beauty of the space without the intense sunlight.
The Japanese maples are still holding their summer colours for now but some are just beginning to show the odd leaf of autumn’s effect.
As we say goodbye to September in just a few days time I am excited for the colour display that the maples will soon be showing off.
For those of you who are awaiting the colour transformation I always advise coming at the end of October. This is likely when the colours will peak for the majority of maples but I always try to photograph them and get them up on our blog so visitors can see the best time to come in (as this time changes year by year).
Today I spent time watching our Koi carp swimming in the pond. They were all hiding until I tempted them with handful of feed and then they sprung in to action!
This year we have lost several of our treasured fish, some very large ones too – which broke our hearts.
We are still un sure exactly what caused this but we have been treating the pond regularly to combat anything nasty and we seem to have sorted the problem as we haven’t had any casualties for some time now luckily.
I was also overjoyed to see some baby Koi swimming with the bigger fish! I counted 14 babies just a couple of inches long but it really put a smile on my face; knowing that there are some new baby fish in our pond.
Just last week we also received a donation of 4 beautiful new fish in to our pond (one of which was the white with black, splatter spots and a red marking on its head – absolutely stunning).
Please see the photos shot today from my visit – pictured below –