Much as I love summer, there is something to welcome about the shift in seasons as we head towards Autumn; russet, red and gold leaves; pinecones, conkers and acorns to collect; low sun filtering through the trees and long country walks on crisp, bright days.
We're lucky to have some beautiful walks on our doorstep and since getting a dog we've certainly got out more than ever. I'm rarely without my camera on my wanderings - and because I've become a fan of Instagram, I'm always on the look out for the perfect composition. If you use IG you'll know that as well as the perfect composition you're also looking for the perfect square shot to fit into IG's little boxes.
For a small village ours has an impressive number of bridges - three in total. There are two railway bridges and one footbridge built in 1885 which links the North Riding of Yorkshire to the East Riding. This 'bouncy' bridge as we've always called it always slightly terrified me with toddlers in tow - and more recently with the dog as I really don't fancy diving into the murky waters of the Derwent to fish her out. I'm presuming all dogs can swim so hopefully it wouldn't come to this.
Back home, I'm planning to tidy it up for winter. Some plants are still looking vibrant even if the rest are in their twilight days. I've been snipping away at some of the flowers to display in jugs and vases - Japanese anemones, crocosmia and sweet peas which are still producing plenty of blooms.
Autumn is such a lovely time of year for getting outdoors; wrapping up warm; misty mornings; dazzling copper shades; beautiful sunsets and fruits to harvest. Having said all this, the skies can sometimes look like this...so remember to take your coat!
I hope you enjoy your own Autumn ramblings...