Its a grey and damp day at Arlington Court, but its busy with visitors. It feels like autumn is over, the colour from the trees is now on the ground, trampled in to the beginnings of mud under foot.
A room in mourning and the leftovers of such days are surprisingly vivid even with the visitors strolling through the small dark bedroom.
You can see more pictures from Arlington Court on my Flickr here
Its getting late in the year for visits now, the houses and gardens might start to close early and the gardens are usually going through a dramatic change from summer to autumn and then through to winter but actually this can be the best time to visit (less people, more fallen leaves). Mindful of visitors gardens are usually planted in such a way that the grounds are still beautiful and interesting, its true of Knightshayes too.
Its a slightly strange and eclectic collection at the house, and the building and downstairs nudges a particular kind of nostalgia in me, particularly the kitchen area and the library. So although its not a big house compared to some other NT's, I feel small and clumsy. Even the smell around the place is a bit school like for me. But there are some great details.
Finishing up with a picture from the kitchen garden, I think I caught the last of the colour happening and its a nice way to end, now the days are getting shorter again. You can see more pictures from Knightshayes on my Flickr here.