C.P.Park … A November Walk, 2020.

C.P.Park … A November Walk, 2020.

I went to the park for some much needed exercise, thinking that the trees would be leafless, like the Turkey Oak behind our house, and the Horse Chestnut tree down the road. I was prepared to look for textures and shapes, lights and darks around the familiar paths.

The colours still clinging to the Beech trees just blew my mind!

I rounded the corner, past the view of the Sports Centre behind the hedgerow and walked in the direction of the Oak.

Would the beautiful Oak tree further on still be bedecked with autumnal glory?

It was. It stood stout and tall within its protective cage.

From whichever viewpoint I looked, whether up to the light grey sky or downwards from the path leading to it, the Oak held out gnarled, old branches, clothed in rich gold.

I carried on walking, taking pictures, dodging mask-less people, mums with babes in pushchairs, groups of young, apparently carefree women, and a few elderly couples  walking and taking in the park’s visual splendours.

Reaching the first little bridge over the edge of one lake, I thought how much the park had to offer to the wild life there. No wonder gulls fly across from time to time over our gardens from park to park.

Berries are bright and bountiful this year and the park looks lush and fecund.

Anne  … November 24th, 2020.

 

***** End of part One*****

 

12 Responses

  1. VegVamp says:

    Glorious colour Anne, and wonderful to have a park like that so close to you. Really enjoyed your blog, thank you. :good:

  2. Tubs says:

    Thank you, enjoyed your walk and that lovely tree, I do love large trees when they have lost their leaves there is a sort of magic about them. We are so lucky to have the changing seasons.

    • gertie says:

      Thank you Tubs … am with you re the trees they are magical aren’t they. I used to climb high up one in the woods when I was a child and call out, “Coming!” to Mum when she shouted that dinner was ready! :-) There is a guard fence around this particular Oak: probably to stop other children from climbing it :-( :-) :rose:

  3. cilla says:

    What a lovely walk Anne and such glorious colour. Thank you :-)

  4. gertie says:

    Thanks Mick … have just been writing part two and learning about ruminants and dinosaurs!!! :mad: :silly: :lol: :rose:

  5. Those trees look splendid in their autumn glory Anne. Glad you managed to get out

  6. gertie says:

    Thanks. :-) Weren’t they glorious colours Lynn :-) :rose:

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