The Tulip Tree (Liriodendron) at the top of the garden is looking wonderful at the moment.
It's changed from bright green to soft yellow in a matter of days.
I thought I woud take some photos of it today before the leaves get blown away in the gales that are forecast for early next week.
It was quite breezy today and as I took the photos the branches were swaying in the wind and the leaves were dancing along to the blustery music.
Leaves have started to fall and soon it will be time to go out and collect them up. Falling leaves and woodsmoke in the air are two of the things I love about this time of year.
Leaves had drifted onto the cleared vegetable beds.
Into the pond, across the lawn
And into the bird bath
The Hydrangeas are still clinging on to some colour, they were such a deep, bright pink earlier this year.
The flowers on the Hydrangeas above were bright blue turning to soft mauve in the late summer.
The Heucheras we planted are still looking colourful.
We don't see the foxes now the nights are getting darker. They usually visit the garden anytime from eight o'clock onwards. Although a couple of lunchtimes over the last few days we've been visited by this year's female cub. She trots onto the lawn and stares at us through the kitchen window then she runs off. Mum and Dad have moved on now and left their three cubs to fend for themselves which they seem to do very well.
It is certainly squirrel time in the garden. They run, they chase, they play. They tease the local cats and pinch the bird food. They are also still pinching stones from our paths and burying them in the lawn.
Meanwhile in the conservatory Max looks on over his garden from his favourite chair, never wanting to go out now, content to stay where it is warm and cosy.
Watching Autumn spread across the garden as he has done for 21 years now.
All we can do is keep him warm and safe.