We’ve had a pretty dreadful summer, here in the UK in terms of weather, with torrential rain, floods and a generally depressing outlook that drove me abroad for my summer break.
And now the summer has gone, all we have to look forward to is cold weather, more rain and short days.
However, occasionally, the weather surprises me. Autumn in the UK can be beautiful particularly on a bright day. Today has been such a day. I opened the curtains this morning and saw a clear blue cloud free sky with sunshine all around.
Mrs PM and I decided to go for a walk to make the most of this beautiful day. The temperature was agreeable too – a pleasant 15 °C, nice enough to resurrect my summer coat, possibly for the last time this year.
The leaves are now changing colour shortly before the trees shed them for the winter and the sunshine enhances the tones making a pleasant walk just that bit more special.
I would like to share that with you, dear reader, to prove that sometimes, on the odd occasion, we can have a delightful day in England.
Care to join us for a walk around Didsbury? Come on then - let's go.
First of all, here is proof that autumn is indeed upon us:
The squirrels are out in force in Didsbury Park, collecting nuts for winter - even checking the bins:
The colours of the trees in Fletcher Moss are wonderful:
Here's a nice path through the woods:
It's still a bit wet from the summer rain, but the reflections in the water are nice:
More beautiful trees by the River Mersey:
It really is sunny - and my shadow makes me look a lot taller:
Time for a pint before getting home?
Sadly - no! I'm on call.
Oh well, maybe next time.