I dont remember an autumn which lasted for so long or looked as stunning for as long as this one. Maybe its because usually we get a late warm spell and then go straight into wind and rain so the trees are not full of autumnal leaves for very long, or maybe its because we go from a rubbish summer into a rubbish autumn, i.e.. lots of rain and wind, and therefore the trees shed their leaves quicker??? I dont know, but for the last couple of months I have soooo enjoyed seeing the many shades of autumn and going on nature hunts with the boys, I will be sad to see it disappear.
Last Sunday was a beautiful day: blue skies, the sun was warm and bright making the colours of autumn really stand out on the landscape. Not to be wasted we made our way to Whistlandpound, a reservoir on the edge of Exmoor, which is about a mile and a half all the way round and is perfect for cycling or dog walking.
We took our bikes and cameras and we, mostly my OH as he has the better camera, captured some beautiful shots of the boys set against the amazing scenery and colours of autumn. It was almost magical *sighs* - the shimmer and sparkle of the suns rays across the reservoir, the green moss suits modelled by the trees and the brown and orange leafy carpets laid down for us to walk over. Plus in the back of my mind, knowing that this could be the last chance to see this wonderful season before it ends and the bare branches of winter appear again (which funnily enough has no happened thanks to torrential rain and wind we have had since the middle of the week), I really wanted the couple of hours we spent there to be special.
My beautiful boys set against the backdrop of my favourite season :)