Mount Usher at the end of August

Blue lacecap hydrangea reflected the blue sky that showed off the enormous eucalyptus to perfection

Blue lacecap hydrangea reflected the blue sky that showed off the enormous eucalyptus to perfection

Last weekend I popped into Mount Usher, again (well I bought a season ticket so it would be daft not to!) and although it was raining when I arrived the sun soon came out and the garden looked crisp and beautiful. It was late afternoon and the sun was low in the sky, giving a very autumnal feel. Where did this summer go?

The River Vartry is always the centre of attention

The River Vartry is always the centre of attention

 

The dark water gives wonderful reflections, punctuated by curtains of movement here and there

The dark water gives wonderful reflections, punctuated by curtains of movement here and there

 

I thought it was a slightly odd choice to plant cleomes in the beds near the area known as 'The Island' but they were colourful and effective and gave interest to an area that would otherwise be dull at this time of year

I thought it was a slightly odd choice to plant cleomes in the beds near the area known as ‘The Island’ but they were colourful and effective and gave interest to an area that would otherwise be dull at this time of year

 

Its that river again

Its that river again

 

Did I mention the river?

Did I mention the river?

 

The area planted with wildflowers and naturalised with exotics was looking very colourful with a mix of colours and textures

The area planted with wildflowers and naturalised with exotics was looking very interesting with a mix of colours and textures

 

And the wasps loved the red hot pokers, dripping with nectar

And the wasps loved the red hot pokers, dripping with nectar

 

The eucryphias were in full bloom and spectacular..

The eucryphias were in full bloom and spectacular.

 

... and the flowers were very attractive to bees

… and the flowers were very attractive to bees

 

And, of course, the hydrangeas were colourful everywhere

And, of course, the hydrangeas were colourful everywhere

 

 

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2 Comments on “Mount Usher at the end of August”

  1. digwithdorris
    September 4, 2015 at 9:20 am #

    Great scene you captured, especially the blue hydrangea matching the sky. Really autumnal here too.

  2. derrickjknight
    September 4, 2015 at 9:54 am #

    A beautiful tour

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