Cool mornings with dew, fog, yellowing leaves, the smell of the rain in the air and blooming heather. Sounds like a perfect match to me and one of the nicest things about autumn. White the days can be still warm, you can feel the change in the air.
The place that is covered in yellow blooming Ulex in spring turns to a lilac field in the fall. An it i absolutely stunning!
The bushes grow quite large here as they are left alone and nobody trims them. Many of the die in the way and even the ones that are still alive look quite empty inside with plenty if little sticks and leaves dead.
But even then they still look nice when they start to bloom. Milion of light purple little flowers.
They look especially nie with all the dry bushes and summer flowers around. A patch of colour.
All the green needles around that you can see on some of the photo is Ulex - vicious, but gorgeous looking shrub.
I have seen then blooming on multiple occasions. On warmer and sunny days there is still plenty of insects around feeing on the nectar.
Few of the unlucky ones. It is still the same spot and the rusty bushes are next to the blooming ones. They will slowly break an decompose. With some luck the bottom of the plant is still alive an might shoot some fresh growth.
The contrast between the two is quite nice an I could not resist shooting some of them too.
The heather ghosts...
Shot with Nikon D5500 + Sigma 105mm lens
All photos and text an graphics are my own.