Autumn colours at Mount Stewart

The National Trust gardens are a magnificent display of autumn colours and textures all topped off with the chirping of the birds. We enjoyed another pleasant afternoon at Mount Stewart wandering through the grounds, chatting, stopping, watching and listening; the photos will tell the rest of our story 

 18th century Mount Stewart house and garden on an October afternoon 

Red and blue  

Bronze, purple and green

Yellow and golden brown  

Spots of red

Rich reward : Small Tortoiseshell butterfly  

Look up to catch a glimpse of a Red Admiral butterfly before he leaves for winter  

All photos taken with an iPhone 6s plus apart from the butterflies who preferred Canon cameras

Autumn wonderland at Rowallane

Autumn at The Argory