Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

Just a quick post today to start up the blog again after my unscheduled trip to the UK following my mum’s passing. It was, of course, mainly taken up with family stuff and appointments but I did manage a lovely walk one afternoon in the Royal Horticultural Society’sΒ Harlow Carr Gardens in Harrogate with my dad.

It was the first time I’ve been back to the UK during autumn since moving out to Perth 27 years ago. Have come over in every season on many occasions but for some reason not autumn, which would have to be one of my favourite times of the year! The beautiful russet and gold colours were a joy to see at a very stressful and emotional time and the autumnal walks invigorating.

For more information about Harlow Carr and to see the contrast with spring, see here for a previous visit last May.

Looking forward to catching up on everyone’s else’s news and some long overdue blog reading!

Autumn Harlow Carr Harrogate

 

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24 thoughts on “Autumn Leaves Harlow Carr

  1. Gillian Dale-Jones says:

    Is there anything to beat the autumn colours Ros?

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    1. They were so beautiful Gill – always love autumnal colours and it was a bonus of being back in the UK at this time of year πŸ™‚

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  2. Gilda Baxter says:

    The Autumn colours are looking beautiful, you captured it wellπŸ˜„

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    1. Thanks Gilda – was glad the photos turned out ok you never know! The trees were looking lovely and still had quite a few leaves on them πŸ™‚

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  3. Anabel Marsh says:

    I hope all went as smoothly as possible for you. It’s a very difficult time, I know.

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    1. Thanks Anabel – it went as well as these things can. A very difficult time and almost doesn’t feel real. It’s been warm back in Perth – the sunshine was good to come back to!

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        1. Thanks Anabel πŸ™‚

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  4. lclalor says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Rosemary. It’s a difficult time I know. The autumn photos of the garden are lovely.

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    1. Thanks it’s been a tough few weeks. Now back in Perth getting on with things – autumn seems a far way off as we’re in the midst of a spring heatwave here though cooler today πŸ™‚

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  5. Heyjude says:

    At least you found SOME autumn colour, it has been sadly lacking this year. Hope everything went well under the circumstances and I do hope your dad manages alright on his own. Hopefully you have family members still in the UK to support him. My poor dad went to pieces after my mum died. He just couldn’t cope living on his own. Take care.
    Jude xx

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    1. Yes Jude managed to find some lovely autumn colours in Harlow Carr! Things went as well as they could under the circumstances. My dad has people around to support him especially my brother. As my mum had been living in a care/nursing home for many years he has been able to establish his own life but of course it is going to be a big adjustment for him. Thanks for your support, hope all is well with you and your family xx

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      1. Heyjude says:

        All’s well here Rosemary. My son returned to his home a month ago and is doing well. Glad to hear your dad has people around him and good to know he can manage well on his own.

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        1. Good news Jude – so glad your son is doing well must have been a very stressful time for you.

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          1. Heyjude says:

            It was extremely worrying in the beginning, but he has made an excellent recovery. Thanks Rosemary.

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            1. Glad to hear Jude πŸ™‚

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  6. KerryCan says:

    Oh, that’s sad news about your mother! I’m so sorry for your loss. I am glad you were able to go “home” to England and to be there at such a glorious season, though–I hope the walks soothed you.

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    1. Thanks Kerry yes it’s been a difficult time but the autumn colours were glorious and nice to be able to do some walks over there. Back in Perth now! πŸ™‚

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  7. The autumn colours are glorious Rosemary, you captured them perfectly.

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    1. Thanks Joy – can’t believe it’s been so long since I was last in the UK at autumn time! Enjoyed looking at all the colours πŸ™‚

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  8. RuthsArc says:

    Glad you found some joy during such a difficult trip, Rosemary. The autumn colours are so beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Ruth – these gardens are lovely and was nice to see them in a different season than usual (we tend to be over there in the spring).

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  9. restlessjo says:

    We haven’t been for a couple of years, Rosemay. We made the Harrogate Flower Show this year but the grounds of Harlow Carr must be beautiful in Autumn colour. Still hanging on to traces of it here, but it’s wet this morning. 😦 Glad you’re home and ‘back to normal’. Love to your Dad πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks so much Jo for your lovely thoughts πŸ™‚ Feeling more myself and getting back into the swing of things not to mention the pre Christmas stuff. Harlow Carr was glorious with the autumnal colours – can’t believe hadn’t been over to the UK in autumn time for 27 years!! Hope the weather brightens up for you soon – must be a bit of a contrast to the Algarve so hope the rain doesn’t linger too long πŸ™‚

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