Seeking inspiration: an autumn walk in Greenwich Park

October 15, 2014

Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

People often ask where I get inspiration and ideas for my interior design. It may well be true that you can find inspiration in anything and anywhere, but I think you can’t beat getting out in the fresh air and seeing what is happening in the natural world when looking for fresh ideas. And you can’t beat autumn for reminders of change: the natural cycle of abundance, decay, death, regeneration and rebirth is impossible to ignore at this time of year. Each day brings deeper hues to the leaves clinging on trees. There’s a freshness in the air that hasn’t been there for months. Here are some photographs from a recent early autumn walk in Greenwich Park.

King William IV guards the entrance to the Royal Park.

Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

Nelson’s ship with its colourful sails

Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle, Yinka Shonibare, MBE

The change in leaf colour is later than usual this year after our Indian summer. But it has now started..

Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

The view across to The Royal Observatory

Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

General Wolfe keeping an eye on things

Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

Classic view of the Queens House and the Old Royal Naval College with Canary Wharf in the background..

Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

..and looking towards the City with its oddly shaped towers

Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

Lots of foragers about. These ladies and the squirrels were both after the sweet chestnuts

Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

There is plenty to go around

Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

Castanea sativa (sweet chestnut)

Beautiful textures – as well as colours – everywhere

Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

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Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

Greenwich Park Autumn Canary Wharf Observatory General Wolfe chestnuts William IV heart foragers walk

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