We captured the castle

We rubbed our eyes in disbelief when we awoke, for the gloom had lifted, the wind had blown the dark clouds clean away and the sun shone down from the sky, it’s rays bouncing off every surface in the garden. It was a perfect day to step into the tapestry of colour and changing life that has so excited me of late, as one season bursts forth from another.

DSC_0588

We took a trip to Bodiam Castle in East Sussex. The castle looks as if it has been drawn from a child’s fantastical imagination, all sweeping turrets and arrow-slit breaks in the weathered stone. The visit allowed me to continue to explore my love of the world around me at it’s transformative best.

DSC_0579 DSC_0576 DSC_0575

DSC_0563 DSC_0561

DSC_0567  DSC_0586

DSC_0601  DSC_0600

DSC_0592  DSC_0608

Within the walls of the castle I found such varied textures and colour.

DSC_0627  DSC_0605

DSC_0626  DSC_0625

DSC_0633  DSC_0604

DSC_0619 DSC_0603 DSC_0602

DSC_0642 DSC_0634 DSC_0637

DSC_0580 DSC_0624 DSC_0609

If you are in the area and in need of a day-trip, I would definitely recommend the castle. Aside from the fact that it’s super value for money (and you get to support the National Trust in the process), the staff are really friendly and keen to engage with young children about the history of castle, and the scenery surrounding the ruins is beautiful (especially viewed from the battlements).

DSC_0556  DSC_0566

DSC_0572  DSC_0558

DSC_0651 DSC_0581 DSC_0573

“Days decrease, And autumn grows, autumn in everything.”

I might have mentioned once or twice or a dozen times that Autumn is my favourite of all seasons. Not for me the blossoming explosions of light and colour of Spring, no for me, Autumn is the beginning, even if it is the beginning of the end. I managed to escape into the woods in a pause between torrents of rain, and thought I would share some photographs of my surroundings as nature’s palate transforms from the luscious technicolor of Summer to the burnt russets and golds and ochres of Autumn.

I’d love it if you would share your own thoughts or images in the comments.

DSC_0548 DSC_0537

DSC_0538 DSC_0505

DSC_0536 DSC_0517 DSC_0487

DSC_0535 DSC_0506

DSC_0523 DSC_0519 DSC_0528

DSC_0507 DSC_0524

DSC_0541 DSC_0481

DSC_0482 DSC_0485 DSC_0540

DSC_0546 DSC_0545