London leaves


I love where I live, but as autumn encircles the UK I’ve felt a little envious of people further North. We’ve had hints of orange in our leaves, and they’re beginning to desert their branches for the ground, but all in all it’s a pretty poor show in comparison to the explosions of colour I’ve seen in photos from elsewhere.

I remember last year still being surrounded by green whilst rust coloured leaves fluttered across my Facebook feed, and we did get our turn eventually – fiery foliage hanging on long after other trees had turned to winter skeletons.

So I know that autumn will embrace Torbay eventually, but in the meantime I figured I should take advantage of our week in London to show Arthur what all the fuss is about.


It was this tree that caught my eye first, defiantly resplendent in yellow, despite being flanked in green. Arthur ran smiling across the mottled grass, picking up leaves to examine more closely along the way.



At one point he declared he wanted to climb a tree – I think he was inspired by the squirrels. I was impressed by his determination as he tried to work out how he could get purchase on the trunk, but actually in the end a hug seemed much more appropriate.


We continued on across the park, entranced by the increasingly rich pallet of colours surrounding us.




They are beautiful, those lovely London leaves. And an injection of colour was just what my autumn needed.
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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4 thoughts on “London leaves

  1. Coombe Mill

    Which one of the lovely parks are you in there? I must say like you in Torbay we are still hanging onto many green leaves here in Cornwall. The gales earlier this week have brought a fair amount down, clearing them is an endless task and when I look up I can see there are still more to fall than have yet hit the ground. Still is it providing great entertainment for the children staying as they kick them around the fields and examine them just as Arthur is doing in your photos. I love the big tree hug. thank you for sharing the colours of London with me on Country Kids

    1. sophieblovett Post author

      The tree hug is my favourite πŸ™‚ We’re in Hyde Park – we stay very near there when we go up to London and whilst it’s not somewhere I spent much time in when I lived there I love having it so close now! x

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