Kew in the Autumn
For us, one of our favourite aspects of living in London is being a stones throw away from Kew Gardens. Ok, maybe not a stones throw but a couple of stops on the district line and working for a company that has a corporate membership to Kew means it is a place we go to regularly albeit for a quick wander through the palm house and a walk round the grounds on a Sunday afternoon. That is exactly what we did a few weekends back, wrapped in scarves and clutching hot chocolate in our hands we headed to Kew that sunny sunday afternoon. It was the weekend the clocks went back and there was a crispness in the air as we felt daylight fade and that race-against-the-clock feeling that you get at this time of year to get everything done before the last light. It certainly felt magical. It was just what was needed after recent weeks. I always find this time of year quite difficult, I love everything this season brings- wrapping up warm, hot chocolate, festivities but theres also a darkness about it, something I can never quite shake.
Photographing Kew Gardens through the seasons is a project we set over a year ago now, and here you will find the first instalment; Autumn. That Sunday we visited was the perfect day, the colours were incredible- so golden and rich and the golden hour of sunlight only highlighted the warm glow of our surroundings. We sat on a bench outside the palm house with some baked goods we had brought with us, put our camera away and just enjoyed that moment. As the year draws to a close, it seems like it has gone by in a flash! So we fully intend to enjoy the festive period, slow down a little and embrace everything it brings! We hope you do too!