At this time of year my thoughts automatically turn to festive things like Christmas lights twinkling in windows, waking up to frost on the grass, seeing the local robin with his bright red plumage hopping about in the garden and of course, snow. With that in mind, I thought this snowy scene back from my old home in Milton Keynes was fitting. This was taken during 2010 when we had our record snowfall and big freeze, and I spent hours just wandering around outside, taking as many photos as I could.
Autumn is now well and truly here in the gorgeous Lake District, so of course my mind has been wandering back to the beautiful array of colours and wildlife which is on display at this time of year, like the beautiful trees in the photo above which framed the lake on the campus at my old university in Bath. This was always one of my favourite places to escape to when I had free time, and a good walk, whatever the weather always helped to clear my mind come those stressful days full of studying. Here’s hoping this autumn is just as colourful as the ones on campus often were.
It’s been a long while since I last posted, but I needed to take a break to focus on myself, so thank you for being so patient with me. Autumn has truly arrived here in the Lakes now and while I’ve yet to get some photos of the leaves changing colour, it won’t be long before Workington lights up with the flush of gold and red as the trees transform. This photo is one I took around this time last year at Workington Hall, and it will forever be one of my favourites and the epitome of autumn for me.
When my family and I first moved up to Cumbria back in 2014 it was the height of summer, and the house across the way from us had a huge, lovely oak tree in their front garden which loomed over the path. When the sun was shining on a hot day, the leaves would create these beautiful patterns on the pathway below, which were welcome shade from the sun, especially during that hot July back in 2014, and I just love the shapes the leaves created so of course I had to get my camera. Here’s hoping the rest of August presents some of these equally hot summer days, and maybe I’ll even get another shade pattern photo again!
It’s been a difficult couple of weeks in my part of the world, which I’ve talked about a bit more in-depth on my other blog. April has been a mixture of emotions but with the turn of the season come the blossoms and they are well and truly springing up all over the trees now, and these ones in the photo above, I spotted on my daily walk around the local nature reserve back down in Milton Keynes during the summer back around 2011, and scenes like the ones above are filling me with vitality and joy for the months ahead!
Back in 2010 when I visited my grandparents for a week down in Devon, they took me to the lovely Buckfast Abbey, which has a beautiful grounds surrounding it full of flowers, trees and plants. One of these in particular was this (I believe) plum tree which was just starting to show off it’s fruits, and I love the bright green of them! The gardens are my favourite thing about the Abbey and are split up into three different sections, with these fruits and others like it, being found in the Physic Garden. If you ever get the chance to visit the area, definitely check out Buckfast Abbey, if not for the history of the area, then the beautiful, tranquil gardens.