SPECTACULAR SHADES OF LEAF FALL
Early November means the trees are becoming very bare, here in the Cotswolds. The upside is of course the wonderful colours that surround us - greens, yellows, russets, browns - they're all there, mostly now spread on the ground.
Beauty indeed, perhaps best summed up in the words of Shakespeare's John of Gaunt, "...This other Eden, demi-paradise..." However chill the day or raw the wind, a closer look at nature's bounty makes up for it - though a hot cup of tea is welcome when you get inside again!
Protected from frost by the dense woodland cover adjacent to the bridleway, a trio of leaves (below) cling on to their summer green. Not for much longer...
Approaching Chipping Norton (below) from the Banbury Road.