Needing to get out and walk the other day, I decided to take advantage of a lovely warm October day midweek, when I knew there would not be many visitors at Winterthur Museum and Gardens.
Very few trees had yet felt the urge to show fall colors, but the seasonal changes were subtle, but present. The lavender was going crazy on a bank, while the deep forest of the tall trees near the March bank were appropriately mysterious.
The dawn redwoods had chandeliers of budding cones (I think) hanging down, their bright panicles defying my lens, while the Sargent cherry tree majestically shed its leaves next to the meadow.
But I was not totally alone, with a squad of squirrels busily gathering winter provisions, and up near the mansion, koi staring up from their ponds, mouthing silent greetings.
Presented by Carolyn Roland, Your Older and Historic Homes Resource for Delaware and Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania.