I come to smell the seasons change

Bright sunshine, yet still chilly. A haze over the hills, trees turning golden. The familiar sights and smells of autumn. After what seems like ann age in waiting, it’s finally kicking off. As I’ve noted in my 365daysofbiking journal, the nights are really closing in now. The countryside is alive, yet dying. And the best thing about it all is the scents; leaf mould, coal smoke, balsam.

An afternoon ride over Cannock Chase and Shugborough, then down the canal to Wolseley Bridge. Wonderful, misty, golden. Maybe autumn isn’t so bad after all…

Penkridge Bank, Cannock Chase. 4:58pm, Sunday, 7th October 2012.

Penkridge Bank, Cannock Chase. 5:00pm, Sunday, 7th October 2012.

Kingsley Wood Road, Cannock Chase. 5:13pm, Sunday, 7th October 2012.

Abraham’s Valley, Cannock Chase. 5:48pm, Sunday, 7th October 2012.

Haywood Slade, Cannock Chase. 6:05pm, Sunday, 7th October 2012.

Shugborough Estate. 6:22pm, Sunday, 7th October 2012.

Trent & Mersey Canal, Shugborough. 6:47pm, Sunday, 7th October 2012.

Trent & Mersey Canal, Little Haywood. 4:58pm, Sunday, 7th October 2012.

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2 Responses to I come to smell the seasons change

  1. Clive says:

    Nice photos, I do like the ones of the deers, very nice.

  2. Pedro says:

    I like the atmospheric shots of the narrowboats!

    What would the scene be like 100 or more years ago? The light on the barge may be much dimmer, and instead of the mist you could be in a real “pea souper”. Must have been quite dangerous on the towpath!

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