Saturday, October 22, 2016

Saturday Morning Walk

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.

34 comments:

  1. How wonderful, so much colour and natural goings on. :-)

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    1. Thanks, it is a colourful time of year:)

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  2. WOW!!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos. My soul soaked up the beauty!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the photos, Gracie:)

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  3. What a colourful time of the year this is and your photos show that to perfection. xx

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    1. Thanks, Jan glad you enjoyed the photos:)

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  4. Lots of lovely autumnal finds and some great colours too!

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    1. There are some wonderful mushrooms and toadstools about at the moment, aren't there?:)

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  5. You certainly captured the very essence of the season, stunning photos.

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    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed the photos:)

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  6. The geese made me smile. I wonder what a goosey conference would discuss? It would be loud that's for sure :)

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    1. It was a very raucuous meeting, perhaps they were discussing how to get through winter or what plans they had for moving further south:)

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  7. Autumn is my favorite season and your pictures show why, such a beautiful time of year.

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    1. It is a lovely time of year isn't it?:)

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  8. Some simply wonderful images there. Like Rusty Duck, the thought of a bunch of geese bowling up for a conference amused me, too.

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    1. The goose meeting was very loud and raucous as we walked around and more and more geese were coming in to land and join in:)

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  9. How lovely your photos are - The best of this time of year!

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    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed the photos:)

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  10. It's lovely to see the geese. Many skeins always fly low over us in autumn. The colours at the moment are so beautiful, especially in the sunlight. And I love the robin. I always find the robin's autumn song very mournful.

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    1. The robin's song does change as we go into winter doesn't it? I love the way it was perched on one of the sculptures:)

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  11. A wonderful variety of autumn colours and fungi - lovely photos and a great place to walk :) Lovely to see the geese too :) Good to see such a colourful hanging basket at this time of year - our petunias have more or less finished now.

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    1. All the retail outlet cabins had one or two hanging baskets outside all looking as fresh as that one, I expect they will change them soon for festive decorations:)

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  12. Gorgeous pictures. The yeLlowes tree is amazing!

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  13. Yellow tree. Sorry but this corrector always changes my writing.

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    1. oh, those correctors are a nuisance aren't they?:)

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  14. The autumn colours are beautiful Rosie. Ours have not been very impressive this year due to wet and windy conditions. Many of the leaves came down before they had a chance to change. It is always refreshing to get out for a walk on these crisp autumn days. Enjoy the season. Marie x

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    1. Thanks, Marie it is a shame that you haven't had so much colour this year but getting out for crisp autumnal walks is always good at this time of year:)

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  15. Beautiful fall images Rosie! Love those deep reds and rich yellows. The fungi look amazing and remind me of the dancing mushrooms in the Disney film "Fantasia". I was lucky to witness hundreds of Canada geese navigating some high winds on Saturday and they too were all landing on some small ponds as I drove along the highway. Sometimes we're just in the right place at the right time. As I drove past one pond all I could see were the white bums of the geese all gathered ... I'm sure the noise was terrific!
    Wendy

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    1. Lovely image of the pond full of geese. There is so much fungi around at the moment - we saw some amzing ones yesterday which I will feature in a later post:)

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  16. Love the picture of huge petunias

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  17. Gorgeous photos from your walk. There seems to be lots of holly berries around this year. Love the amazing fungi. B x

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    1. Thanks, I have seem quite a few holly bushes with lots of berries - they used to say it meant a hard winter - I hope not!:)

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