Autumn’s agile approach

Finding conkers (horse chestnuts) is one of Autumn's delights

Finding conkers (horse chestnuts) is one of Autumn’s delights

This time of year is always astonishing. The demise of summer, especially one with weather as good as this has been, saddens us a little, but Mother Nature has a way of telling us to get over ourselves and see the wondrous beauty of our planet, as all living things prepare for the hard winter ahead. Her autumnal cloak is so richly hued, telling of this year’s maturity, inviting us to glory in the spectacle. Who would she not beguile?

Backlit leaves are the warming up of the orchestra ... you know the best is to come!

Backlit leaves are the warming up of the orchestra … you know the best is to come!

Yesterday, we visited Roundhay Park in Leeds, one of that city’s greatest attractions. There we found Lady Autumn beginning to select her splendid wardrobe for the season.

Here’s just a small taste of what we found…

Spiders busily spin their webs to capture their last meals

Spiders busily spin their webs to capture their last meals

Haycorns

Haycorns, as Piglet calls them, sunning themselves before their real work begins…

Lakeside trees show their colours

Lakeside trees show their colours

Azure skies as leaves change

Azure skies as leaves change

And farmers ploughing their fields... the archetypal Autumnal scene

And farmers ploughing their fields… the archetypal Autumnal scene

Autumn, definitely the greatest colour palette on earth!

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Posted on September 28, 2013, in Artwork, Communing with Nature, Living a full life, photography, Wildlife and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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