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Autumn, National Botanical Gardens

Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt - William Allingham

The days of summer are a fading memory as the seasons turn once again to bring forward shorter days and the colour of autumn.  I'm jumping ahead to keep seasonal with this post taken from a trip to the National Botanical Gardens in Dublin last weekend.  The gardens were busy with various autumn and halloween activities including a competition for the best decorated pumpkin.  This was advertised with a big display of pumpkins or various shapes, sizes and colours.

The walled vegetable garden was growing bare with the exception of some kale and cabbages, but it was the garden shed  that caught my eye.  The dead sunflower in the window remnant of the bygone summer.