October sunshine

It has been rather hit and miss recently weather-wise in Bowness-on-Windermere. Torrents of rain poured down about a week ago to such effect that it dislodged a few bits of stone from our dining room chimney, which thankfully fell on the hearth without hurting anyone. I remember hearing this clatter and then turning around to find some small pieces of slate being thrown violently across part of our wooden floor. Today, it is a different story: the sun is out in all its glory and the skies are a lovely blue with fluffy white clouds hovering above the fells.

I love October sunshine. It has that warmth and depth that presages Autumn, with its burnished beauty. Even in the rain, Autumn colours have a vibrancy that defies the elements. It is only when those same dropped leaves become so tossed and trampled so they turn almost to loam that their depth of colour is vanquished.

I thought I would share a few recent pictures of Autumn in this post. (Autumn, of course, officially began on 23rd September this year.)

This lone grouse escaped into our backyard at Blenheim Lodge Guest House. I truly hope it has also escaped the pot!

Mother and calf at Elterwater, Lake District National Park.

River walk at Elterwater on an overcast early Autumn day.

Elterwater.

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