6 Nov 2009
Goodbye Autumn, Hellooo Winter!
Not that I generally give too much thought to such things, but today is traditionally the Last Day of Autumn as we are at the midpoint between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice. And, no, I didn't just make that up - I read it on the Dorset Cereals website and I believe them. Yes I do.
Having watched the leaves drifting steadily off the trees in the chill breezes of last week, this is a timely reminder to get out this weekend for a good long leaf-kicking walk, find some conkers and celebrate what little good weather we may have left.
We're very lucky in that we're minutes away from Hampstead Heath (plenty of conkers over there!) but for inspiration further afield, have a look at 'Catching the Colours of Autumn' from the Telegraph online - it's a tiny gallery, just 12 beautiful photos, of autumn colour the world over. Personally, I quite fancy Kew Gardens (in West London) where, until December 6th, they have an 18 metre high walkway where you can view the treetop transformations in the Gardens. Catch it while you can!
Have a great weekend everyone - I'll be gathering in any beetroot and planting broad beans… and, with a bit of weather luck, having a walk on the Heath.