Monday, 1 November 2010

autumnal reds

Following on from my last post, just a few more photos I want to share. After a little googling, I've realised that the red-leaved climber is in fact Boston Ivy, and not Virginia Creeper (a close relative). Both Boston Ivy and Virginia Creeper turn the most glorious shade of red as summer turns to autumn. It reminds me too of our family home, where the creeper's (and which plant was it? I'm not sure now... memory says it was Virginia Creeper) tendrils and little adhesive pads clung to the brickwork on the back of the house. It was alternately cursed for the damage it caused, and then celebrated for the vibrant red of its leaves in the colder months.

At Berwick Manor the creeper climbed up the back of the house, and also smothered a west-facing window.
I found myself mesmerized by the changing shadows and patterns of the leaves on the interior wall.
The creeper crept up the clapboard, providing a lovely contrast with the red leaves against the white paint.
Thank you for all your lovely comments lately - especially for Walter's birthday, and for my images in my last post. I so appreciate each and very one. I'll be back tomorrow with an unexpected giveaway - another lovely book picked up for a song.

14 comments:

Simone said...

Stunning photos Diana. x

harmony and rosie said...

Yet more gorgeous photos and how I love that shade of red.
K xox

marigold jam said...

Lovely post. We had one of those on our house in France and the autumn colour was stunning - wasn't so keen on the leaf clearing though!

Jane

driftwood said...

gorgeous. we had a boston ivy on the garage at our old house, I do miss the colours..........

Kathy said...

Stunning photographs ... hasn't he autumn colour been wonderful this year!
Love Kathy xxx

Cate said...

Gorgeous photos! Just been catching up on your last few posts - i love Chesil beach, many happy childhood memories were made there!

Cate, x

Diane said...

Magical - I love these photo's. xxx

Petit Filoux said...

The third photo in your post is simply amazing!

dottycookie said...

Very lovely - I've always liked Virginia creeper, but I'd fear the leaves - the wisteria is bad enough!

caireen said...

that is amazing - and I can see why you were fascinated by it... would make a lovely inspiration for a quilt. Cx

Julia said...

Those photographs are amazing!! I love the light and shadow you have captured, and the colour of those leaves against the clapboard is beautiful!

Thanks for sharing,
Julia x x x

The Curious Cat said...

What gorgeous leaves and photos...you have a real eye! You should play about with these...maybe frame some! xxx

kristina said...

The colors and shadows are amazing.

K x

Gina said...

I love these photographs. the colours and shadows are stunning.