This post is for Natalie d’Arbeloff – to take her mind off things for a bit.
This morning was autumnally beautiful. We were to expect the arrival of some friends so, rather than start something I could not finish, I grabbed the camera. Encouraged by the fact that some folk said they liked the beach photos below, I wondered whether I could attempt to do the same picture-finding process in the garden. What do you think?
and finally . . .
The portrait of a very shy goldfish!
Oh Nicholas – thank you so much for this interfloral message which does indeed take me to places ordinary thinking doesn’t reach. Your top two photos are especially striking and the bark (?) looks ready to be turned into the leaves of another beautiful book. My very best to you and Frances.
Your photos of the garden in early autumn sunshine are beautiful and refreshing. I miss the thrill of changing seasons. I’m still searching for the shy goldfish though! Ralph
The scrolled, papery bark photographs are magical, and I love the images where the repetitions of leaf shape and the angles of stems remind me of the interlocking patterns in the endpapers of books. Little wonder, Nicolas, that you should find such mirrors of your art in the gardens of Catchmays Court. But what luck that you set out with your camera in that magnificent Autumn light!