Dew on the Oak……

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Not had many early morning Dews this Autumn….and this morning just a very light dew gracing the Oak Leaves in there Autumn colour.

13th November

(C) David Oakes 2018

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As suggested by Cee’s FOTD Challenge – Leaves

Blowing-Leaves

Blowing in the Wind

Another picture of autumn leaves for Cee’s FOTD challenge

More details here:- https://ceenphotography.com/2018/10/28/fotd-october-29-2018-autumn-leaves/

29th October

(C) David Oakes 2018

All Change……

Sunshine and Showers bring forth May…ooops October Flowers

May or October the flowers have had a tough year trying to keep pace with the changing cyclical seasonal pattern.  Our Honeysuckle that gave us such a bountiful display of flowers in May is, in the middle of October, flowering again…

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Berries on our Holy Bush first appeared in July, still in berry….but will they last till Christmas?

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Nor is the Winter Flowering Jasmin going to be out done, it to is putting in an early performance….

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So a right old hotchpotch of early, late and repeat flowers…just like us, not knowing if its spring, summer, autumn or winter.  I wonder if the seasons ever will get back to normal?

18th October

(C) David Oakes 2018

 

 

 

Generalife Palace, Alhambra

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The Gardens of Alhambra probably cover more of the city than the Palaces.  Not surprising as the gardens were developed over many centuries gradually taking over buildings and existing gardens. Not sure how the name Generalife Palace came about, maybe because these gardens became the peaceful retreats for Granada’s Monarchs.

Water and shade play a large part of the gardens architecture as does the mix of plants, plants that would find life difficult outside the walls. We soon got used to Oranges and Lemons on fruit trees, not something we see in the UK, but the biggest surprise were the Pomegranate Trees laden with fruit.  So come on take a stroll in the garden…

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Commanding wide vistas in every direction the gardens will not disappoint.

It is from here on high above the plains that surround that you also get to see the modern Granada laid out below.  Sadly our trip to Alhambra was over and after an early start, a late finish was in store and the knowledge that we would have to plan to come back to Granada of the Moors.

5th October

(C) David Oakes 2018