The flowers have been soaked by rain and battered by the wind but when the sun emerges from behind the clouds the garden glows in golden autumn light.
First autumn colour on the new beech hedge
The stiff, wiry stems of perennial Rudbeckia are standing firm
The two young Amelanchier bushes are just a handful of twigs but their leaves give a taste of autumns to come
Waxy Macleya leaves hold spherical raiindrops
Alchemilla leaves are softly hairy – the raindrops settle into low domes
The nights are chilly now but the grass is still green and growing
The Chinese lanterns grew tall and lush – they’re all lying flat on the ground now
Snow Princess marigolds will keep flowering into December
Horned seedpods of Love in the Mist
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Debbie Smyth’s photo challenge today is Golden.