The trees at the bottom of my garden are looking Autumnal now.
I don’t get out much but I love to look out my window and see these trees. The don’t belong to me, the are just beyond my garden fence and line the canal. The are not close enough to cause damage to my house if they fell down (yes, I do think of things like that!)
I’ve shared them before,
Here’s one from Spring when they were beginning to blossom.
And a dismal February morning.
They change so much throughout the year and are lovely to watch. They are also home to many creatures, birds, owls, bats, squirrels and probably more.
You probably can’t notice, but in February I was very ill and most likely took the photo from my doorstep, I can tell by the angle. Again in May for the middle photo, the angle tells me I may have ventured just past the doorstep. The first photo, of Autumn, it was taken in the week and I know I took a few steps outside. Not only have the trees changed, but so have I.
Do you have trees?
I hadn’t prepared a photo for today and I was going to leave it this week as I don’t have the energy to even think straight at the moment. Then while looking through my photos this week I saw this one I took the other morning when it was particularly foggy.
These are the trees at the bottom of my garden. They are not my trees, they line the canal and have been here for many years. I’ve shared them before at the beginning of Spring. Now you can see them fully clothed in green before they start changing again.
I had to share this foggy photo because it’s exactly how I feel today. I had a fabulous night at the Mad Blog Awards on Friday, but with all the travelling to London and back and the night out I’m completely pooped! And my brain is covered in a thick fog just like these trees. I had an early night last night but I know it will take a while to recover, for the fog to lift and for me to feel okay again.
Also like these trees I’m feeling as though I am approaching the Autumn of my life and that there are many changes I have to face. A whole new journey ahead, I may be foggy but it’s quite exciting too.
Once again I’m joining up with the lovely Darren from Photalife who I met again on Friday and I didn’t recognise straight away…sorry Darren. You know that moment when you see someone and you know you’ve met them before but it take a little while to sink in…no? Just me then and my foggy brain.
Last year I was lucky enough to be chosen to be a Center Parcs Blogger. This year I was unable take part due to moving house and being disconnected from the internet for absolutely yonks (at least a month)
So now I’m entering to try and win a wild card place.
This months challenge is all about autumn and writing a poem. First I read the great tips by Emma on the Center Parcs blog. My favourite tip was:
Play outside – Despite the drop in temperature, it’s great to wrap up warm and get outside in the fresh air. The sound of the leaves crunching as you stroll through the park or play in the garden is bound to get you and your children inspired, so why not head outside for a brisk autumn stroll before setting to work on your poetic masterpiece?
This is exactly what we did, and I’m so glad we did because we had a lovely day. We walked to the local park, it was our first visit as we’ve only just moved here, and it’s bound to be the first of many.
When we were back home we admired our haul of leaves and things we’d found while out walking and then created a word cloud.
We then set to work on our poem and this is what we came up with together
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Inspired by the Center Parcs November challenge we went for a walk to the local park. It was our first visit as we have only just moved here. I’m sure we will be going there again and again. We picked the perfect Autumn day, sunny and (mostly) dry.
As we walked to the park we took in the sights of Autumn all around us.
When we arrived at the playground, the littlies had loads of fun. It felt strange to me as I recognised the park instantly even though I’d believed I’d not been there before. When I was little my Dad would take me to a park every Saturday afternoon, we would visit lots of different parks but this one had been my favourite because it had a Helter Skelter. Sadly the Helter Skelter must have been long gone, but there were many features that I remembered, even the little car park where my dad used to park his Robin Reliant. Today the playground is fresh and new with lots for the littlies to play on, and as there were so few children there (just one other little girl and her mum) there was no waiting for swings and things.
After playtime we went on a forage for leaves and things that reminded us of Autumn. The children had fun running through the leaves that had fallen off the trees. We also found acorns but I told them to leave them for the squirrels to store for winter. There were a few conkers too and pine cones.
When we left the park we decided to visit the old church before heading home. It truly is a scene from the past and this weekend we are going back there for an old fashioned Christmas craft fayre.
Finally, we headed off home, but there will still things to see, like a bonfire on the allotments and trees filled with red berries, and tons and tons of leaves to walk through.