Colour – An Autumn Selection from Compton Verney.

Although our gates are closed to general visitors for a month or so, activity continues apace in and around the grounds. More of these goings-on in a forthcoming post, for now I hope to bring a shot of colour to the generally gloomy December days we are presently experiencing.

I count myself amongst the luckiest of people, being able to work at such a special location; dripping with character, packed with variety and full of rich colour – especially so in autumn. Before the memory of autumn is completely replaced by the festive glow, I thought I’d bring together a selection of images taken whilst out and about at Compton Verney.

A link at the foot of this post links to these, and more images in the form of a video.

Enjoy!

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This foliage on a Cedar of Lebanon is to be found inches above the ground above the front lawn at Compton Verney

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Liquidamber styraciflua, or Sweetgum, planted in a shelter belt at Compton Verney.

A headstone set in the lawn, near the old chapel location at Compton Verney

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The ‘new’ chapel at Compton Verney, a ‘Capability’ Brown example to be precise.

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Phytolacca americana, otherwise known as American Pokeweed, a recent planting in the Ice House Coppice

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John Frankland: ‘Untitled Boulder’, 2001. Taken here in 2013 with east end of chapel in distance.

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Coppery Beech foliage

Rose hips along the shrubbery
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Adam tidying the shelter belt above the west lawn.

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A horse shoe shaped grove of Tilia × europaea.

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Buttery yellow Acer campestre, or Field Maple, planted in the shelter belt above the west lawn at Compton Verney

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And finally, a familiar autumnal sight near the Adam/Sphinx Bridge – Large palmate leaves from the huge London Plane, Platanus × acerifolia

Link to my very amateur video of the above images & more!

 

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