Was it a good idea setting out on a misty morning to view the last of the autumn hues of brown, gold, orange and crimson? The answer was most definitely yes!
Our destination was Forde Abbey in Dorset. The monastic abbey was built over 900 years ago. It remained an abbey for 400 years, before it was transformed into a family home. It also has a spectacular 30 acre garden including an aboretum. Much of the landscaping originates in the earliest part of the 18th century. The avenue of beech trees line the driveway and they provide a colourful welcome.
The mist just added to the atmosphere and the beauty, and the colour of the autumn foliage stood out against the greyness of the sky!
You can almost imagine one of the monks walking by (see video link here )
The walled garden was also still full of colour. If you are in the area in the next few weeks an added bonus is that there are free admissions to the gardens from Thursdays to Sunday's in November.
As we drove home we passed many villages where carved pumpkins stood guarding house entrances,
Thank you for all the lovely comments in my last post. I was so glad that the Onion Johnnies bought back some long forgotten memories.
Wishing you a good week ahead.