Monday, 31 October 2011

Winkworth Arboretum + some leaf products

A gloomy and rainy day yesterday, but a friend and I set off regardless for Winkworth Arboretum in Goldalming, in search of the best autumn leaves. It seemed like everyone else had the same idea as it was packed! A trip to a National Trust property, and a picnic in the car, reminds me of so many family excursions.


Quite a few leaves have made it into my shop as I'm particularly fond of them; autumn post-its and maple leaves, too.

I've been fast-forwarding to Christmas a little, feeling apprehensive about the upcoming dark days, but I have resolved to savour the rest of autumn, with pomegranate molasses-cooked lamb, porridge with maple syrup and roasted apples, and a late afternoon stroll to catch what's left of the light. I'm collecting leaves for a mood board, which may or may not materialise... How are you enjoying autumn?

7 comments:

Melissa Blake said...

Those are beautiful photos! xoxo

Mrs M said...

I love autumn and dark nights. Hot chocolate, a blanket.... Great pics you have inspired me to get snapping this weekend x

Hannah said...

I love the leaf tape, I featured it a while ago!

I must use my National Trust pass more- the grounds of the properties are often so beautiful.

Emily said...

Oh, this is a lovely post! ~ a feast for the eyes!

Lemons for Lemonade said...

You take such beautiful photos! What a lovely post. x

Becky said...

Beautiful images Lynne, and wonderful autumn goodies in the shop. I'm loving, loving this autumn so far, and have a lovely 3 day bonfire weekend to look forward to. planning the mulled perry already...

Katie said...

Oh what is the recipe for pomegranate molasses lamb? That sounds pretty fab.