And so Autumn has arrived. The magic dust has descended upon me and all of a sudden my inspiration and smiles have returned within one evening. I feel like a squirrel gathering all the rustic colourful things that are beginning to surround me and take them home to hoard for the months ahead.
The conkers, apples and pears fall to the ground with a satisfying thud and my ears send a message to my heart that just makes it sing so happily.
The sun shines through the ever increasing gaps in the trees, highlighting the changing colours of the hydrangea. A hurried spider weaves its magic web in the desperate hope that one last flying morsel will be trapped in amongst the silk.
The bees rush to the sedum to gather the last remaining pollen in our garden. They have been very scarce this year so any visit has been welcomed gladly.
But the real beauty was our last walk on the Fens for summer. The sunset had to be captured as I waved goodbye to summer and welcomed with fond affection the Autumn. It didn't disappoint.
The river had gentle ripples on its skin making the reflections of the last summer sky show its age and the passing over to the new season.
We stood for a while enjoying the peace and calm of the Fen and the clouds changing colours with each moment as summer took her last breath.
The berries all enticing the migrating birds to have just one last mouthful.
The chinook flying across the sky... yes, didn't see that one coming!
The old wooden steps leading down to the sluice from the river. No doubt this will be heightened soon.
and the dykes will be full again to control the water levels in this part of the county.
Yes autumn has arrived and I for one am so happy (in case you couldn't tell). The mornings have that delicious chill and breath can be seen once again, the landscape is full of the remnants of harvest, and I can now arrange for trips back down to London now that the air is cooler!
The colours are changing to the cozy rustic browns and reds that I adore and my house has that comfortable marshmallow feel again, just sinking in and being surrounded by something warm and delicious.