Photos this week are from local Exbury Gardens again, I took the children for a special afternoon out on the last day of the summer holidays - I gave them the option of exploring in the woods or Exbury Gardens and they chose the gardens, oh how I rubbed my hands with glee!
There were lots of butterflies about on our visit, very friendly they were too with Kitty even managing to touch one. Lovely seeing them fluttering about doing their thing carefree.
And a nod to my new favourites, hydrangeas...
Oh, what's this? Crunchy leaves under foot and turning leaves!
If Autumn leaves are your bag then take a peek at this post from earlier this week, it's rammed with the buggers.
One other thing on the change are the rhododendrons. Exbury Gardens has a world famous display of rhododendrons, there are literally thousands there, and some of the undersides of certain varieties ( I must find out which) change colour in the Autumn months, these below are on the turn...
And here's a shot of them late last Autumn - how stunning are the colours?