Autumnal walk in Balbirnie

A couple of days ago I was walking under a maple tree when a teeny wee gust of wind appeared, for all of two seconds, and it seemed like about two hundred leaves fluttered around me and to the ground. I realised that it wouldn’t be long before all the autumn colour was gone and the trees would be bare. So it was lucky that a week earlier I had taken some photos on my phone, while taking some much-needed exercise.

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As you can see from the shadows it was a lovely sunny day, perfect for catching the autumnal shades.

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autumnal Tree, Balbirnie, Fife,

As ever, click on the photos if you want to see them enlarged.

autumnal Trees, Balbirnie, Fife

Normally at this time of the year the air is full of those I think attractive, dampish leafmould/fungi scents, but our unusually mild weather seems to have kept them away for the moment – more global warming probably. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed stretching your legs with me!

autumnal trees, Balbirnie, Fife

6 thoughts on “Autumnal walk in Balbirnie

  1. Thanks for the lovely tour. This has always been my favorite season, but because we live so far south, we have to drive about 8 hours to find really vibrant fall color. We take our RV to the closest mountains and stay for a while to soak it in, and then I bring home lots of leaves and other finds on my foraging hikes which are a long lasting reminder of the beauty. It’s a perfect temperature at this time of year where we live, but we have to wait until January to see most leaves change color.

    • Paula,
      That’s such a shame you have to really go out of your way to see your favourite season. I’m so glad I’m not the only one taking home ‘treasures’ like that! How far south are you?

      • We live in central Florida where I have learned to look for and appreciate the more subtle signs of fall. They are there, just not as showy as the trees and mountainous areas one state north of here. I would love to live where there is more seasonal change, but at least it’s pretty easy for us to travel and enjoy it.

        • Paula,
          I must admit I do enjoy looking forward to the changes of the seasons, I think I would get a bit bored with wall to wall sunshine and heat, so Florida wouldn’t do for me!

    • Stefanie,
      And they are so close to home! People used to say that if you caught a leaf before it fell to the ground you would see whoever you were going to marry in a dream that night – a bit late for me though!

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