Autumn in England

Last weekend I ventured south to a place called Ilam Park, a 158 acre park located on both banks of the River Manifold and run by The National Trust. I wanted to have myself a wander; just me, my hiking boots, and my camera.

Autumn in England is a lot different than autumn in Minnesota. For starters, in Minnesota the colors range from deep greens, to bright yellows, and awe-inspiring oranges and reds. Here in England, you can find those same colors but not with as much ease as one would think. Autumn here is a bit warmer, a bit more soggy, and a lot more green…and grey. That said, somehow the warm, soggy, grey weather produces some of the most incredibly rich and beautiful colors I’ve seen in a long time.

It is my firm belief that not only do the people of England have incredible character, their countryside does as well. IMG_0985-2 IMG_0992 IMG_1001 IMG_1003 IMG_1005 IMG_1017 IMG_1021 IMG_1037 IMG_1044 IMG_1053 IMG_1061 IMG_1091 IMG_1114 IMG_1121 IMG_1123 IMG_1146 IMG_1183 IMG_1188 IMG_1226 IMG_1252 IMG_1258

What’s it like in your part of the world? Have you gone out exploring lately? Have you shared your bit of heaven with anyone? If you’ve answered no to either of those last two questions, might I suggest you have yourself a wander; just you, your hiking boots, and your camera? Go on, I dare you.

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