October gives us seed-heads

September’s colourful borders give way to seed heads and dying foliage in silvery greys and browns often silhouetted in the misty late autumn light.

“All the flowers of all the tomorrows
are in the seeds of today”

~an Indian proverb

So what do you like best in October?


17 Comments Add yours

  1. Lucid Gypsy says:

    The promised seedheads, absolutely lovely Jude! I really like the Sorbus, never seen them before or at least I don’t remember.

    1. Heyjude says:

      A very similar image, don’t you think? Do you know what they are from? Irises?

      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        Yes I think so, the wild kind, Feotida? Foetida? Something like that 😊

        1. Heyjude says:

          That’s right, Iris foetidissima, but I don’t recall the flowers – I know they are not the same as the ones we see in a garden, but I can’t believe I don’t have a picture of one in flower.

        2. Lucid Gypsy says:

          I remember seeing them at Dartington, but many years ago. i must remember to go there for the witch hazel next year – wishing winter away!

        3. Heyjude says:

          Witch hazel flowers in winter so you won’t have long to wait. And maybe next year I can go with you πŸ™‚

      2. Lucid Gypsy says:

        Once we reach February I can see the end of winter, days are longer and I can tolerate it, and things like witch hazel help me along the way! I remember the one year being able to smell it way before I saw it, in fact it may have been the first time I’d ever seen it.
        I’m looking forward to strolling around a garden with you and really hope that next year is the one your Cornwall dream comes true x:-)x

        1. Heyjude says:

          Another thing we have in common, dislike of those dark winter days. It’s not the cold that I mind, it’s the lack of light.

  2. Sue says:

    Oh, love ’em all, Jude! I need to get out more and find some seed pods for myself…

  3. Sherri says:

    I love your photos Jude…have you ever thought of making a seasonal calendar with them and selling them? I bet you would have a great response. I would buy one for sure. Just saying πŸ™‚ xx

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have made several calendars for my MiL over the years, some seasonal, some colour themed and some travel themed, but they take a lot of time to do and are not cost effective. But I appreciate the thought – thanks Sherri πŸ™‚

      1. Sherri says:

        Ahh..well, just a thought. I had big ideas there, ha! Lovely pressie for your MiL πŸ™‚

        1. Heyjude says:

          If I reconsider I’ll have you as my marketing manager πŸ˜‰

        2. Sherri says:

          I could sell them along with my book πŸ˜€

  4. Sue Slaght says:

    How is it you can make dying things look so beautiful? πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      because they are? Actually I think you just need to look for texture and shape at this time of year. Catching the light works well too. Thank you Sue πŸ™‚

  5. restlessjo says:

    Teasles and clematis πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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