Autumnal Glory

We made our first ever visit to Westonbirt Arboretum which can be found in Gloucestershire near to Tetbury.  We had threatened to visit for a couple of years but never made it.  And I’ve always been keen to visit at the right time for the autumn colours.  We arrived later in the day due to a crash on the M4, and managed to walk only half of the Arboretum.  We were not disappointed.  Stunning.

Here follows photo overload.  No apologies.

Shade.  Light.  Shadow.  Colour beyond colour.  Height.  Shapes.  Texture.  Smells.  Sounds.  Glorious fresh air.  Autumn.  Total pleasure.  Healing for the soul.

A great place for bark rubbings.

Managed by the Forestry Commission – my Grandad worked for them  🙂  Many of the trees are labelled to assist learning.  We visited prior to the breaking news of the ash disease and subsequent legislation to help control the problem – so sad to hear of this.

Many places to eat and take afternoon tea – which we did.  A fabulous way to spend a day.

How is Autumn looking near you?

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