I'm often a mite disappointed when I get up and find that it is a Grey Day - no light and shadow, no contrast. It gives a cosy feeling indoors at this time of the year - but outside it is more of a challenge. I have realised, however, that what is challenged are my assumptions - particularly the assumption that colour is drained away in this sort of weather, and that drabness and dreariness are all that await us at this time of year.
So here are the results of a challenge I set myself in the last hour...to find colour, form and interest on this grey and grimbling day, within just the back garden of Autumn Cottage. As always, Mother Nature laid her palette of treasures before me - once I had taken the blinkers off my eyes - and my mind - and started to both look and see.