Grasmere and Rydal in Autumn
What mixed weather we are having this Autumn. Torrential rain, then warm days and sunshine, and as I write this we are having hailstones, rain, then sunshine. No wonder we talk about the weather so much!
One of the most popular walks from Grasmere is to Rydal water and back and Autumn is one of the best times to do this walk whatever the weather.
Trees are changing colour and the hedgerows are full of blackberries.
Mushrooms are everywhere, so many varieties and more than I can remember seeing for a long time.
The first tree that changes colour in Grasmere every year seems to be the one in Grasmere Garden Centre beside the church.
Grasmere daffodil garden with it’s pathway of visitors names is littered with falling leaves, getting ready for Winter rest before bursting into bloom again in the Spring.
People are making the most of the last of the lighter evenings.
There were a couple of people swimming in Rydal Water when I went past.
It was a perfect evening for it. I contented myself with opening conkers while I watched them. Much less energetic!
The evening light was starting to fade.
So just time for a few more photos before heading for home.
Autumn in the Lake District, Given the right weather you just can’t beat it.
Written on a Macbook. Some photos taken with iPad. RIP Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011