But having cancelled our last Kew visit due to threatening rain, which never actually fell, Tracy and I decided to brave it this time. The rain did come, but between showers we walked and walked and observed Kew shifting into autumn mode: horse chestnuts bouncing along the paths,
the colors changing on the trees,
and autumn crocuses emerging through the leaf litter:
And while our last visit was memorable for the plethora of blossom, this time we encountered berries in every color, from the familiar red to pink,
Now if only the red berries hadn't put me in mind of a certain December holiday, which I'm definitely not ready to think about yet!