Autumn... the transition from Summer to Winter.
Autumn is the mellow season don't you think, all the hectic flowering and reproductive activity of the summer is over and a cosy-ness sets in.
What I love about this time of year are the quickly changing landscape colours, the crisp mornings and the distinctive smell of bonfires and homely cooking.
After a beautiful summer that I was not ready to surrender, I have made an effort to get out and enjoy the last few weeks of great weather. Every opportunity I've had to take my dog out... i've taken it, as I know what horrendous weather is in store for the UK over the winter.
Very shortly I'll be changing my phone, upgrading it if you will; and the top feature I will looking for is it's camera capabilities. I rarely take my Canon SLR camera on these walks anymore, which is purely down to the fact that my phone is more discreet and transportable. I have compromised on quality for sure, but at the same time I just don't think I would of captured half of the shots I have with my larger camera.
Instantly uploaded to Instagram I can document and diarise my trips out with key shots of my surroundings.
There is something I love about finding a connection with my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook followers during my little jaunts...
I also feel very blessed to live in such a vibrant city but with huge green spaces to explore. I get the best of both worlds for sure.
For those of you who don't follow me on Instagram - I wanted to share a few Instagram shots lately with you of the fab Autumn colours and scenes around my hometown.
Mossbank Park, Bolton.
Doffcocker Lodge, Bolton
"Red sky at night.... shepherds delight"
"Red sky in the morning... Sailors warning"
In my front garden this weekend up sprung these.... eeek! Mushroom soup anyone?
This is a walled garden, often padlocked with restricted entry at certain times during the day... one of the reasons I love it is that it's often out of bounds for me (gates are padlocked at 3.30pm) and all I can do is admire it from afar.
I just adore these lemon and limes....
The storm clouds are rolling in... I just had to capture these.
So incredibly powerful looking and beautiful.
Don't forget the interesting effects of bokeh during evening walks... Blurred soft colours of a wet evenings walk.
Can you see my little dog Angus in the background?
So you see - what's NOT to love about Autumn ?