Golden October at Awkward Hill
The famous cottages at Arlington Row, which date originally from the 13th century, and which are now owned by the National Trust. In the 18th century, they were converted to weavers' cottages.
Rack Isle, which is also managed by the National Trust. It's a meadow area which is home to all sorts of bird and animal life. In the olden days, the weavers used this flat area beside the river Coln to dry their cloth, hence the name.
In the gardens in Bibury (above and below) the shrubs and trees are starting to take on their autumn colours.
Meanwhile, up at Awkward Hill Cottage, the autumn crocuses are in full swing.
They're growing in a reasonably open situation - not too dry, but with a bit of sun. The blue ones, below, look like a little pond from a distance.