Blogtober 2023 : Day 25

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful morning!  I’d expected it to be foggy as it was misty last night when I went to collect not so small daughter from big daughter’s house where they’d been spending the evening together, but when I opened the curtains, the sun was shining and the sky was my favourite shade of blue.

Looking up at a blue sky through leaves

Oh, that blue, it’s just stunning!

There’s a park area around one of the housing estates in Winwick and that makes a good circular walk when I don’t want to go too far from home, and I was surprised to see that it still looked misty as we walked onto the big field.  The grass sparkled with heavy dew and the dog couldn’t wait to roll in it.

A view across a misty fields where the sun is partly obscured by mist

At the bottom end of the park area is a woodland which is lovely to walk through at any time of year, but was particularly lovely this morning with the sun streaming through the trees.

A woodland path in the autumn sunshineSunlight through trees in a woodlandA close up of a yellow leaf with a woodland in the backgroundTree roots anchoring the tree to the ground

There’s something about trees, and the way they anchor themselves into the ground that really inspires me.  They are the embodiment of resilience, standing firm against anything the weather can throw at them, and even if they are felled, they can still grow back from the roots in the right circumstances.

As you come out of the woods, you can either walk right round the housing estate in a big circle or re-trace your steps; the dog said he fancied the longer loop today so we walked up the incline towards the main road.

Sunlight through tree branches

I absolutely love it when you can see the sunlight through the trees like this, as if it’s something that you could reach out and touch.

I love this line of trees, too, it always makes me want to walk between them as if it’s some kind of tree tunnel …

A line of trees inviting the viewer to walk between them

As we headed back towards where I’d parked the car (the dog decided some time ago that he doesn’t like walking on pavements any more so I indulge him by driving the short distance to this park), the trees in the distance were definitely starting to change their colours …

A view across a field to trees with leaves in autumn colours.  The sky is clear and blue

(Oh, that sky!)

and as we walked the last bit through the houses, I couldn’t believe the colours of these trees – they literally stopped me in my tracks.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ll have walked past these trees during the year but not once have they taken my breath away like they did this morning.

Beautiful red leaves on trees in a housing estate against a blue sky Looking up at a blue sky past red autumn leaves on a tree

It was such a lovely walk, I felt as if it had all set me up for the day – walking is so good for that.  There’s something in the rhythm of your footsteps that makes everything fall into place, I think, and by the time I get home I am ready to take on the next whatever it is on my list.

Today it was putting the finishing touches to my new pattern which I’ll be getting out into the world this week … not long to wait now!



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5 Responses

  1. Shirley says:

    what a gorgeous walk!

  2. Autumn says:

    A beautiful walk! With places like this, I wouldn’t walk on pavements, either.

  3. Lucy@Attic24 says:

    What lovely photos – I especially love the seventh one with the sun streaming through that tree…’s picture postcard perfect!

  4. Helen says:

    That sky could be from summer. it was very misty in Alderley Park, I couldn’t see any sheep!

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