It's most definitely autumn now. The leaves are turning lovely colours and falling to the ground, we had our first frost which has blackened the dahlias, and the flowers of the summer have given way to sculptural seed heads. I must admit to having a real fascination with these this year:
I think my fascination is because of their textures and shapes, which slowly emerge after the flowers fade. I love the hidden seeds in the paper thin casings in the chive and the solid shell of the poppy. Maybe it's also because I look at them now as inspiration for creating something in textiles and paint, but that's another post (or maybe even another blog to separate my new love of textile art from my old faithful friend of the garden?).