Back in October I found myself back among the Branklyn Garden autumn foliage with my camera. It wasn't a particularly sunny day but every so often a little glint of sunlight would pierce through the clouds. Little pockets of foliage would gleam with renewed energy and the colours became so alluring. Autumn sunlight is invigorating. Moreover it has special saturation qualities as it paints vibrancy almost into the very veins of the leaves.
I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
I've been photographing Branklyn Garden which belongs to National Trust Scotland for over a year and it's a garden that's full of surprises no matter when you visit.
Now it's autumn the focus changes from flowers to foliage. None the less there were still some flowers in bloom like persicaria, toad lilies and hydrangeas. There was a riot of red and orange foliage clashing against the pinkish purple geranium blooms.
Autumn is very forgiving when it comes to colour!
Branklyn Garden autumn foliage colours
This panoramic image shows the top terrace of the rock garden as it slopes down towards the pond. Once the sun came out the orange leafed acers in the background took on new hues as the light danced through the finely dissected leaves. From the top terrace I looked down and saw an array of autumnal foliage colours. There were leaves to photograph, trees to admire and vistas to stop and pause at.