I went to Golden Acre Park with intention to find some material for an autumn still life. When I got there I was amazed at how much colour there still was in the park despite it being the middle of October. I dare say the park was more colourful than it was back in August! Not only could you see most beautiful autumn shades but there was also plenty of all sorts of unusual flowers around. But the most unexpected thing was to come across this fabulous large display of dahlias by National Dahlia Society. I did not realize they flower this late in the year and even though I had seen them before in the park I was stunned by the size and beauty of this year's show.