Summer is at an end and the warmer air is starting to grow cooler. The nights are definitely drawing in and the mornings are darker longer. Summer is a time where everything is alive, blooming and bursting with colour. Autumn brings its own colour which slowly falls until there is little colour left. I love Autumn. It is a toss up between Autumn and Spring as to which is my favourite. Next week hubby and I are taking a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in hopes of seeing the beautiful colours of the abundance of trees. It will be my first time up there in Autumn. I am keeping my fingers crossed that we will not be too early or too late.
Today I'm going to look back on some of the photos I took of flowers this summer. There were some gorgeous displays where Mum and I visited. I'm hoping that, in the midwinter when I'm tired of seeing whites and greys I can look back on this post and remember the beautiful colours that will come around again.
Colchester Castle - there are always such beautiful flower displays here. This one right by the castle features bees. All over the park are hives painted by children and facts about bees.
This year one of the main displays was about the cubs.
All around the park are beautiful displays of flowers.
Bury St. Edmunds - just beautiful. The Abbey Gardens, round by the cathedral and out of the gate. A fabulous place to visit if you get the chance. I have never been disappointed by a visit to the gardens.
A beautiful Thistle at Drumlanrig Castle. The gardens here were stunning. I shared a picture last week on my Five on Friday.
Threave Gardens in Scotland. Stunning flowers. So many different gardens to see. I don't think we even got to visit them all!
These were the first flowers of Spring. After the cold and the snow colour returned slowly but surely. I love the turning of the year. Autumn always reminds me of that. I am not looking forward to the colder and darker days of Winter. I don't like the snow. We get a lot of it. It gets really cold too. In the dead of winter everything seems so grey and dirty. Just when I'm about ready to think it will never end, things start popping up again, the wheel turns and the world renews.