The Changing Seasons… October 2022


“The trees are in their autumn beauty, The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water Mirrors a still sky.”

William Butler Yeats

Here in the UK, October was rather a mild month…. In fact, with such mild weather, it delayed autumn. Normally, in October there is a chill in the air, even if there is glorious sunshine. But it was only the last weekend that we had temperatures of 23°C.

With the month being nice and warm, we were out in summer tops and shorts even. We had the chance to get the garden ready for winter…. as well as a few DIY jobs.

And of course, we visited Nymans in West Sussex and Sheffield Park Gardens which are owned and maintained by the National Trust.

Sheffield Park Gardens

We took our dog on that walk, and did he have a field day. He was on the leash, slipped near the lake and ended up in the mud.

A photograph of Stewie after his swamp dip.

Did we get some looks.. and people thought it was hysterical at how muddy he was. I know when we left one of the staff, looked at me and said, ‘Was he on a leash?’ in a stern voice. I told he was and we were walking by the lake and he lost his footing. Thankfully she started to laugh.

Of all the places to slip, he had to do in the muddiest of places ever. So, it was home and bath for him.

Nymans

Towards the end of the month of October we took a trip to Nymans. Unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed there, so it was just me and him with the cameras.

I just couldn’t believe at how wonderful the gardens still looked.

It was nigh impossible to take many images of the house, the ruins and the dovecote due to the sheer volume of visitors. Apparently, the day we visited was the start of their pumpkin find for kids for Halloween. But we did manage to get some shots of the landscape and ruins.

Even now on the 2nd November the temperature is 15°C and the sun is shining even though the wind is howling.

I love October because it is real autumn weather, when the trees start to show their autumn colours and the fallen leaves make a crunching sound, under your feet. It won’t be long before winter. Especially now that the clocks have gone back… It is dark in the mornings and gets darker in the evenings.

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17 responses to “The Changing Seasons… October 2022”

  1. What a wonderful gallery for the Changing Seasons Bren, Too many to love to pick a favourite. Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂

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    1. Thank you xx I love this challenge; it gives a chance to recap over the month.

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  2. What tremendous galleries! Enticing, every one.

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  3. Very beautiful photos as always, Bren! Stay warm. ☺️🇬🇧

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    1. Thank you … Winter is just around the corner 🤣🤣🤣 and thanks to energy price increases it will be there 🤣🤣

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      1. There is no good excuse for the price hikes other than human greed.

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        1. Exactly … Pure greed.

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  4. 👌👌👌📷

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  5. These captures are truly sharing the essence of the changing seasons. Very lovely, Bren 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much xx

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  7. Beautiful autumn colours, vibes and vistas … I am so envious and I’m gobbling them up!

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    1. Thank you Ju-Lyn xx

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