I took my camera to work with me on Tuesday with the intention of taking some Autumn photos for this weeks hdygg. I work in the centre of Guildford – it’s a large town but it has a cathedral so technically it classes as a city. Either way, there is a lot of concrete. A big contrast to my rural home.
Over the Summer I found a couple of nice green spaces; St. Mary’s churchyard filled with wild flowers and Guildford Castle grounds which has both wild and ‘well groomed’ areas. So Tuesday lunchtime I called in at both. What did I find? Very little. Some berries and a few leaves missed by the sweeper.
I managed to find a patch of leaves at the castle just big enough to stand in when the sweeper’s back was turned. Love these shoes! Everyone should own some yellow footwear…
I’m glad I managed to find something to photograph even if it wasn’t what I had in mind. Sadly there were were no seed heads, cobwebs, mushrooms or hoppity birds. Everything was looking pretty bare; all traces of Summer and Autumn had been cut back, dug up or stripped away completely. And at that moment I realised why some people don’t like the Autumn and Winter! Thankfully I get to go home to my colourful, overgrown village at the end of each day.
P.S. While I’m on the subject of Autumn, it’s a good time to tell you about this months Fable & Folk prompt: Autumn. I’m heading out at the weekend to get some photos. Why not join in?