Red berries and raindrops

Guellder rose berries and leaves

Guellder rose berries and leaves

Guellder rose berries and leaves

Guellder rose berries and leaves
Guellder rose berries and leaves
Guellder rose berries and leaves

Guellder rose berries and leaves

Autumn colour is late coming this year and the leaves are dropping almost before they have had a chance to change, thanks to the blustery conditions.  One of the shrubs in our woodland that has produced spectacular colour, both in leaf and berry, is guelder rose (Viburnum opulis).  For several weeks, the leaves have been tinged with red, but they are now in full colour.  Today, the autumn light was just right – low sun, coming from behind, lighting up the translucent leaves and berries, with dark woodland in the background, and I managed to get a few shots.

Raindrops on leaves are also wonderful in the low autumn light – and I managed to find some beautiful oak leaves with little raindrops standing out like jewels, resting on a fallen log in lovely diffused lighting.

Raindrops on oak leaves

Raindrops on oak leaves

Raindrops on oak leaves

Raindrops on oak leaves

Raindrops on oak leaves

Raindrops on oak leaves

Raindrops on oak leaves

Raindrops on oak leaves

Raindrops on oak leaves

Raindrops on oak leaves