175. HDYGG – Autumn leaves & hydrangeas

hydrangea

Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

— George Eliot

Photo of Autumn Leaves

Photo of Autumn Leaves

Photo of Autumn Leaves

Exbury Gardens

The hydrangeas seem to be gaining a second wind and rising up from their brown crispy decay. I’m not complaining, obvs. And I rather like them again (I know I am majorly fickle!)

hydrangea

hydrangea

hydrangea

hydrangea

hydrangea

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

(Sorry Claudia!)

berries

Apologies for the word-light post, we arrived back from Scotland late last night and I’ve awoken to a mound of washing and work to catch up on. But yes, it was a beautiful trip – we saw rainbows, seals, coves, lighthouses, beaches, castles and climbed Ben Brhaggie. We’ve tired legs, big smiles and a hard-drive full of photos.

If you have a spare moment, do check out HDYGG regular Gemma’s Instagram feed – she’s been in Iceland and sharing some smashing photos of her exploits.

Thanks to everyone who joined in last week, this time of the year always proves trickier for people to join in with, so big thanks to Claudia, Sam & Suzanne.

It’ll be November next week! NOVEMBER!


4 replies on “ 175. HDYGG – Autumn leaves & hydrangeas ”
  1. you and Gemma are giving me such wanderlust while i am stuck in a kitchen remodel forever… these are gorgeous shots. can’t wait to see more of Scotland. get some rest. xx -Claudia

    ps- i can’t ignore Christmas is coming. it’s everywhere now

  2. I knew you would be able to fall back in love with hydrangeas again! There’s something quite special about their fading glory at this time of year.

  3. my mum has a gorgeous red hydrangea in her garden that i’ve not seen before. I took a trip to my Gran’s old house to see if the Hydrangeas were still there, that marked her boundary and sadly 24 years after she moved from there the lovely blue display is no more

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