My first autumn at the Convent

These  are some of the many beautiful scenes I encounter daily  at the Abbotsford Convent in my first Autumn here . There is a slight melancholy about Autumn for me, exaggerated this year because many of my friends are where I was last year Europe and I am not as employed as I would like to be, but also an implied fertility as nature sets the preconditions for new growth
 - the season of mellow fruitfulness  

I have used  some of these textures and
colours  in my drawings and photo montages  for example