I should have been on my annual trip to London today, but everything is catching up with me and I needed catch up with some jobs etc.  The trip has run for about 25 years and it has become like a family outing so I a bit disappointed that I couldn’t go.  To make up for it I spent some time out this afternoon to visit Attingham Park in the fine Autumn sunshine.

I explored the walled garden which is currently being developed  and planted out (more on that later), then I went on my favourite route which is referred to as the mile walk.  This route takes you along the river Tern where I found my secret bench and I rested a while, enjoying the birdsong.  After my walk I visited the tea room and for those of you who are wondering, I didn’t allow myself to get tempted ;-)

I sat outside in the sun watching the world go by and failed to notice how chilly it was dropping until my fingers started to feel cold.  I decided it was time to go home and warm up a little instead of doing the other jobs I had planned on the route home.  Hopefully I will have time to do them tomorrow.

A Carpet of Leaves

Just Turning

A Closer Inspection

18 Comments CherryPie on Oct 16th 2010

18 Responses to “A Hint of Autumn”

  1. Andrew Scott says:

    Shame about the cancelled trip. That wasn’t the trip when sunrise was to be photographed was it? I’m not sure I can hang on much longer.

    • CherryPie says:

      Now you mention it, this trip was one of the options but not the main one ;-) The main one is still to come. If that doesn’t work out, under sufferance I will have to get up far earlier than is good for me in order to deliver the promised pic ;-)

      I was always told patience was a virtue :-)

  2. Marcie says:

    Aaaah – beautiful autumn. Gotta love it – even when your fingers grow cold!!!

  3. Helen says:

    Oh the jobs wil lstill be there tomorrow (unfortunately !!) and your walk was lovely . You have to sieze the opportunity when you can and tomorrow is sometimes too late, isn’t it?

  4. MTG says:

    Autumn would be depressing if it were not so lovely.

    • CherryPie says:

      I am always rather fond of the autumn with it’s beautiful colours and the misty mornings :-) I begin to feel gloomy in January/February time and can’t wait for the first buds of spring.

  5. jameshigham says:

    Pity you couldn’t go [this answers my emailed question] but then again – who wants to go to London? [Steps back to avoid the brickbats] Those images of autumn are wonderful and I mean that in a soul-searing way.

  6. You do visit such beautiful places Cherie. The autumn scenes are glorious

  7. JD says:

    First picture is very striking with its red/green contrast.
    CherryPie wins again :)

  8. Ruth says:

    That last picture is wonderful!