Ok, so plants don't have personalities, strictly speaking, but a few on Welkinweir's grounds have really been brightening up my days lately with brilliant yellows, oranges, and even purple.
Cutleaf Japanese maple
Next to the estate house, a bed of fothergilla and oakleaf hydrangea is positively stunning when the sunlight hits it. It's a little hard to capture the effect on camera, so I opted for some close-ups too.
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey'
Come visit! Looks like the sun will be out next week. http://welkinweir.org/