Monday saw the rise of the beautiful autumn sun and one could tell it was fading in the afternoon by the distinct autumnal chill. My friend Sarah and I plus kids headed off for Kew Gardens. Kids get in free - where else does that happen? We headed straight for the magnificent tree top walk:-
Wonderful view from the tree top walk:-
I loved this sculpture against the real thing:-
I loved these words. I think it is magical to walk along a well trodden path knowing people from hundreds of years have pottered along the same route. To know that when you look at aged tree it has seen so many changes and so many different people pass by.
Today we went to Parham Park where the cold air, sharp frost and bright sunshine reminded me of lovely walks in the Lake District that my husband and I used to enjoy when we lived in London. Every other weekend we used to drive to the Lake District, pitch our tent in the lay by outside the camp site (it was closed by the time we arrived) then in the morning when the gates opened we used to lift the tent up intact and walk it to a pitch!
The deer were out in force today. Look near the fence and you will see a magnificent stag.
This group looked so beautiful in the trees:-
We had a lovely time walking round the park. We then met some friends for another woodland walk in the afternoon. Isn't it amazing half term weather - even though it is very cold, it is so beautifully sunny. I love my son's wishful thinking of snow, remember the sledge pictures in the lounge from last week? Well, we didnt get snow here - too much salt in the air by the sea - it has to snow a lot for it to lay. I hope some of you had a great time while it lasted!