What is it about autumn that is so appealing? We all love the summer, but it’s a time of disruption – people away on holidays, the streets crammed with kids and tourists, it can be a bit much.
Autumn feels like a return to normality, to sanity. The students are back, it’s time to slow down, take stock before the rains come. People seem to respond to this, even in big cities.
I went for a walk yesterday, and the air seemed to shimmer. People strolled, there seemed less haste, less shouting. Even cyclists seemed more at ease when overtaking. I had to stop, to take in the sense of peace and contentment. In the distance you can see the green hills, a reminder of how small this city is.
And trees. There are always trees
A warrior with broken limbs – horsechestnut
Another elderly tree – fenced off for protection
The canal with steps- for dogs and ducks
The music school – lovely reflections
No idea what this water ramp is for. Too big for voles.
Two unwanted residents – bamboo, giant hogweed.