Flower

This morning, I took the opportunity provided by a second day of bright sunshine for more seasonal photography. Such weather is unusual with winter approaching. This was, literally, the lull before the storm with latter predicted to arrive tomorrow entailing strong winds and heavy rain.

Location chosen was the garden of Greenbank House in south Glasgow. This heritage property dates from around 1771 when built on behalf of local merchant, Robert Allason but architect unknown. It is believed that Allason’s wealth was acquired through the expansion of trade, including tobacco dealing, which drove prosperity in and around Glasgow up until the time of the American Revolution. In summary, a classic Georgian country house with a walled garden stretching to the south.

Timing was propitious as I was presented with a wide array of colourful flowers spanning a spectrum comprising pink, cream, purple, white, copper, blue, violet and scarlet. Despite being late season I found the display (depth and range) superior to that usually available during the summer period with added dimension of the harsh and angled sunlight. Bear in mind latitude here is about 57 degrees north.

Most of the images below focus on the distinctive flowers. Unfortunately, I cannot identify most of the plants featured but trust readers will enjoy the display nonetheless.

Flowers

Garden path

Fuschia

Rudbeckia Fulgida Var Deamii

Colourful leaves

Colchicum Speciosum Atrorubens and windfall apples

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Apples

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Seasonal berries

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Garden sundial

Pond

Flowers

Colourful leaves

Nice spot for relaxation

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Greenbank House

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Busy insect.

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