Six months ago, spring – my favourite time of year – was underway in my garden, coming alive with yellow-greens and soft, warming light. Try as I might, I can never quite stop feeling that Autumn is an ending. As September gave way into October I was happy one day to receive a visit from a common carder bee who had come to our back garden hanging basket regularly throughout the summer. I thought I’d seen the last of him, and his unexpected appearance – along with the ongoing flowering of our beautiful, vibrant fuchsia – gave me hope of an Indian summer. Of course, time always marches on, and it seems that this was the last visit of my little buzzing friend. Throughout the past few months though, I’ve still found a great deal of inspiration in my garden. From dripping misty mornings and dew-dropped spiders’ webs, to the rich explosion of colour from our acer, to the scattering of brilliant leaves on the autumn wind and the final giddy throes of flowering from the fuchsia, there has been beauty all around. And I always try to remind myself that the seasons are a cycle, and the Autumn is not an ending.
All images captured on Contax 645 and dev/scan UK Film Lab. The final nine images are Kodak Portra 800; all others Fuji 400H.