Monday, 25 October 2010
Sunshine makes all the difference.
We do get some awful weather here in the UK. The worst for me is the cold damp, dark days we often get just before Christmas, when you need the light on in the house throughout the day. But, when you think about it, maybe we need those awful, dismal days in order to appreciate the brilliant ones.
Yesterday was a brilliant one. Cold, crisp,a light Northerly breeze cutting through the air, wall-to-wall sunshine - and wonderful Autumn colours. We were going out to afternoon tea and the short journey meant driving across the top of the Moor. Down in the valleys the Autumn colours were at their very best and the low sun was showing up amazing contours on the fields. Many of the fields round here still have vestiges of lynchets and rig-and-furrow farming methods and a low sun shows them up to perfection. I wish I could have taken a photograph - but taking it into the sun would have made it impossible.
When we arrived at our friends' house and walked towards the front door the view was spectacular. So I did take a photograph of that - for today's blog. The horse chestnut tree on the green chose yesterday to put on its Sunday best too and the castle in the back ground flew a celebratory flag. All that AND delicious cake - lovely conversation - what more could anyone ask for on an Autumn Sunday?
Tomorrow I am hoping to go with a friend to Windermere for lunch - quite a long journey but a lovely one in this weather. Unfortunately the weather is set to turn warm, windy and wet tonight - we shall see.