This morning we had a lovely sunlit walk around the lake at Trentham Gardens. It was cool but not cold.
In the shopping area the flowery hanging baskets were still looking bright and fresh and almost late summer in appearance.
In the gardens and around the lake Autumn had definitely taken hold.
The leaves were changing colour and dropping to the ground in little breeze lifted whirlpools.
Such wonderful colours at this time of year.
As we walked skein after skein of geese were arriving, flying low over the lake, honking loudly to announce their presence then landing on the still water, almost as if they were arriving for a predetermined goosey conference or weekend away.
We found loads of fungi, in the damp grass and under the shelter of the trees.
As we appreciated the wonderful colours of the season there were indications of the next season with the holly covered in bright red berries....
....and robins singing their melodious song as if they were saying our time is coming very soon.