Monday, October 05, 2009

autumn - conkers and virginia creeper

Conkers (Horse Chestnuts) photgraphs Vivien Blackburn

I stopped off on the way home to pick up some conkers to take into class. They are rich glossy browns and the husks are still a beautiful apricot inside. Some are still green on the outside, others starting to decay and turning an incredible range of colours, including purples.

and the Virginia creeper coming over my fence is turning beautiful vivid shades.


Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Beautiful photots...especially that top photo and of course, thie stunning colours you've captuerd in the last!

vivien said...

Thanks Ronelle - I remember how beautiful the Virginia creeper was in the Dordogne in September when I was there - would love to go again.