Country Park Walks ….. Autumn
Country Park Walks ….. Autumn.
It’s Autumn and we have begun our regular walks again. For the past three days we have walked around a favourite venue, South Norwood Country Park. It is just beginning to look Autumnal, but what struck me were the number of trees that were very dry, and many frizzled up Blackberries which just didn’t plump up and make it in the long, hot Summer.
Despite this concern, the park trees still hold their magic and the low, afternoon sun plays light and shadows over the grasses, fields and paths.
Earth and water reflect the trees and sky.
There were deep red berries on Hawthorn and Mountain Ash trees, and pinks and lime greens around the Spindle Berries.
Dandelion heads were fluffy spheres and Thistles had become tufty, soft brushes.
I spotted a few dragonflies and butterflies too.
Loved the Teasels and wild flowers allover the place; colours were wonderful.
Words of John Keats inevitably come to mind ….. ‘Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ ….. I still seek the mists, but have found mellow fruitfulness in the colours and textures of trees, fields and lanes.
Anne ….. September, 2018.