I've spent the last few weeks working away on some lovely editorial commissions hence why I haven't posted here for a bit. They're not published yet so I can't share them with you but I will as soon I can.
Besides that I also spent a weekend away visiting family and during that trip we went to Ickworth House. I love visiting properties like this, getting a glimpse of the past and strolling around gardens. The gardens here included a stumpery, I'd never heard of it before, but it's like a secret little garden made up of upturned tree stumps that have then been left dotted around so other plants can grow up around them. Sometimes the stumps are shaped into animals and so on as was the case with some here. It was beautiful day when we visited which was very lucky indeed. There may well be some work inspired by this trip!
I also loved this inventive scarecrow.
There were also some rather beautiful Dahlias in the garden, look at the perfection!
I hope you've had a lovely weekend. The days are getting shorter but I do love this time of year, it's still not too cold and the trees look so beautiful with all the leaves changing colour.
I'll be back soon :).