I wrote about our trip to Lotherton in The Changing Seasons post and although we found lots of signs that autumn is on the way, we weren't very lucky in seeing much autumnal colour so on Sunday we headed off to Temple Newsam to see if it was any different there.
A first glance made us think that there wasn't much seasonal colour here either.
As we looked further we could see some small changes in the trees which shows that autumn is definitely on the way.
The trees seem to be changing colour very slowly. There's subtle changes at the moment but somewhere down the line, it will seem as though the changes have happened overnight.
This tree was covered in berries. I hope it doesn't mean there's a harsh winter on the cards.
Now this is more like it, a tree dressed in its autumn finery already.
It was a dull morning and really quite windy as you can tell from the ripples on the lake.
These little birds were right by the edge of the lake, their brothers and sisters were swimming close by.
I wonder how long ago these carvings were made on the trunk of this old tree. They look as if they've been there for some time.
Ahhh, here it is, the colour I was searching for. It would have looked better with a blue sky though.
I think it will be a different story in a few weeks, many trees will have lost their leaves by then and those that haven't will stand radiant in their autumn splendor.