The leaves are almost gone as we enter the dark time of the year. The fairies in the Grove reluctantly set their clocks to "fall back", and now daylight savings time has abruptly ended each day that little bit earlier, and made the evenings seem a lot longer, but ultimately cozier!
There were some gorgeous colours this year and a frenzy of birds and squirrels collecting what they could to prepare themselves for the coming winter.
Here are a few snaps of Mother Nature's autumn palette and visitors to the Grove.
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