Autumn in Mount Congreve I

mount congreve gardens

As I am away, you can walk through the Mount Congreve gardens all by yourself. These pictures were taken in early September.

mount congreve gardens

mount congreve gardens

Ancient tree with an ancient Hoof fungus on it.

mount congreve gardens

It is what a Rhododendron leaf looks like after a year on the forest floor.

mount congreve gardens

These steps take you under the thick canopy where the sun doesn’t shine and some mysterious, alien-looking things are growing.

mount congreve gardens

Strikingly beautiful plant with scarlet leaves is literally glowing in the dark. It is a Bromelia with a beautiful name Fascicularia bicolor.

mount congreve gardens

The ‘thing’ in the middle is the flower itself, or rather, a flower head which consists of many small flowers.

mount congreve gardens

mount congreve gardens

mount congreve gardens

Another alien thing. You will love the name – White Elfin Saddle.

mount congreve gardens

Well, this is too much of scary :). I advise you to click on the picture to enlarge it. It looks like this Hoof mushroom have lips!

mount congreve gardens

I think you have to get out of this dark corner ASAP.

mount congreve gardens

Hope this walk was not boring. Next week you will walk through the rest of the garden.

inesemjphotography Have a wonderful weekend!