Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Colours in late October

Rosebay Willow Herb
These pictures come from a walk in late October.  I like to record colours for use in knitting swatches.  This huge clump of Rosebay Willow Herb was turning to the most glorious colours. 

How the colours look close up
Rosebay in full flower tends to be associated these days with waste ground and bomb sites and so doesn't strike us as it did Culpepper in his herbal who believed it to be the most beautiful of all the willow herbs.  As it dies into winter it certainly is very beautiful.

Dogwood going through green to bronze to purple
And then, of course, there's the sky


pinkundine said...

Beautiful colours, I love Autumn to see everything so bright and vibrant :)