September Disappears as Autumn Takes Over

Posted on October 3, 2016

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” George Eliot.

The colours changing in my back garden

I’m not so sure about that George old chap, but I must admit, I am warming to the cooling of autumn, if you see what I mean, as it offers temperate days and spectacular colours in the fields, woods and hedgerows.

September was an extraordinary month in that autumn didn’t really arrive, with temperatures regular in the 20’s and even into the 30’s with Gravesend reaching 34c, the hottest day of year in the UK.

All has changed now, with a cool breeze but sunny skies still, with many of us seeing our first frost of the autumn this morning. However, it is still spectacular out and about with the dog, who seems to be chasing deer and pheasants with renewed vigour now he has a cooler breeze in his face.

I used to get depressed in autumn; the shorter days and the atlantic storms giving me an irrational sense of doom about the winter ahead, however, and perhaps it is an age thing, I enjoy all the seasons and what they throw at us now.

My uncle who worked in places like Zimbabwe (when it was Rhodesia) and Kenya, used to say that the thing he missed most about home was the seasons which I found strange. I could never make sense of why it wouldn’t be great to be hot all year round?

Finally, I get what he means.

The video below has all the thirty days of September (the first few are in Sorrento) and keeps up my record of having at least one photo of every day of 2016.

What a sad case!

Music is ‘Above the Clouds’ by Paul Weller.


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