Marble Surface

2021

Batsford Arboretum

We realised that this date was perhaps rather early for the best autumn colours, but the next available date coincided with many school half-term holidays that most members wanted to avoid. In any case, we were looking for monochrome images.
The day started overcast, then cloudy, then rainy and it didn't look at all promising. However by the time we had met for coffee the sun was making an appearance and so we actually had a very pleasant middle period of the day.
There are a good variety of paths and tracks through the arboretum which enabled all of us to enjoy at least part of the woodlands. A wide variety of species made for interesting changes of colour and texture and the layout afforded a variety of vistas with a couple of buildings, a little bridge and rock features by the streams.
Apart from the specimen trees, the under-planting created great variety depending on the dominant trees so there were plenty of different subjects to tackle. Surprisingly, there very few fungi that we expected would be present at this time of year.
The day ended with more rain but overall we very lucky to have such a pleasant experience in, what was for most of us, a new location.

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The Cottage

Angela Lloyd

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Leaves

Annie Ford

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Dew

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Batsford tree

Angela Lloyd

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Foo Dog

Annie Ford

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Hydrangia

Annie Ford

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Fern

Annie Ford

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Batsford house

Angela Lloyd

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Batsford House

Annie Ford

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The cottage doorway

Angela Lloyd

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Tony Lucas

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Tony Lucas

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Tony Lucas

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Tony Lucas

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Tony Lucas

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Tony Lucas

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