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I have done two previous posts about Bodnant garden this year, in spring and summer. This post is mainly about the autumn colours so the pictures will do most of the talking.

There are still some colourful borders and some of the roses are still in bloom, but although today was a bright autumn day we’d had torrential rain (almost 2 inches) yesterday and the flowers had taken a battering.

An autumn border, 7 October 2009

An autumn border, 7 October 2009

Autumn roses, 7 October 2009

Autumn roses, 7 October 2009

There is still a lot of greenery, but this serves to show up the beautiful yellows, oranges and reds.

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Autumn leaves, 7 October 2009

Autumn leaves, 7 October 2009

Autumn leaves and berries, 7 October 2009

Autumn leaves and berries, 7 October 2009

Berries (Cornus kousa), 7 October2009

Berries (Cornus kousa), 7 October2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Autumn colours around the lily pond, 7 October 2009

Autumn colours around the lily pond, 7 October 2009

Autumn around the lily pond, 7 October 2009

Autumn around the lily pond, 7 October 2009

Autumn sun glinting through an old Cedar, 7 October 2009

Autumn sun glinting through an old Cedar, 7 October 2009

There are still a few water lilies, 7 October 2009

There are still a few water lilies, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

What are these strange things? 7 October 2009

What are these strange things? 7 October 2009

Splashes of autumn colour, 7 October 2009

Splashes of autumn colour, 7 October 2009

A splash of autumn colour, 7 October 2009

A splash of autumn colour, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Autumn leaves, 7 October 2009

Autumn leaves, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

Shades of autumn, 7 October 2009

To round off this colourful walk around Bodnant garden here are some photos of the wonderful Sequoiadendron giganteun. These great trees are in the Dell and have grown to over 145 feet high.

A Sequoiandrendron giganteun, 7 October 2009

A Sequoiandrendron giganteun, 7 October 2009

Sequoiadendron giganteun, 7 Oct 2009

Sequoiadendron giganteun over 146 feet high. 7 October 2009

Sequoiadendron giganteun over 146 feet high. 7 October 2009

Bodnant garden is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year, constantly changing but always a great day out.

More details about Bodnant garden can be found here: http://www.bodnantgarden.co.uk/


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As I’ve said in previous posts, North Wales has some wonderful scenery whatever the weather. Autumn has arrived now, so I thought I’d post the first batch of pictures.

The day was cloudy but patches of sun kept lighting up the hillsides. This is the first view of the Snowdon range from Llynau Mymbyr.

Sunlight kept lighting up the autumn colours.

The lower slopes are lit up by autumn sunshine, whilst the peak of Snowdon (to the  left) and Crib Goch (right) remain in shadow.

The hills around Llyn Ogwen showing patches of sunlight.

This beautiful colouring was between Capel Curig and Betws  y Coed.

Lovely autumn colours near Capel Curig

It’s been a wet October, so it was nice to see  this rainbow, Gods promise never to flood  the world again!

We had our first snow on the 28th October, very early for this area. These shots were taken from my front door, the first on the 28th, the next on the 29th.


Hopefully there will be more autumn pictures to follow, before winter really sets in.

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