On Sunday, we went for a walk in Golden Acre Park, a public park in North Leeds covering 55 hectares. We'd had some heavy rainfall the previous couple of days and there were lots of puddles. The ducks didn't seem to mind though.
We started off with a stroll around the lake before setting off through the woodland.
There's lots of pathways to follow so it doesn't get too muddy, even after so much rain.
Golden Acre Park runs alongside two nature reserves, though we stayed in the park on this visit.
I think autumn is giving way to winter now, many of the trees have lost their leaves and the intense autumn colours are fading fast.
It was good to get out and about after being cooped up indoors because of the rain. I try to make the most of any good weather we have at this time of year as it surely can't last much longer.
Archie had been to the groomers on Saturday for a trim. I always get him cut very short underneath as he tends to get leaves, twigs and general woodland debris tangled underneath him otherwise. I thought he might be a little chilly so he wore his coat on Sunday.
We veered off the beaten path and took ourselves in amongst the trees.
There's so many things of interest to be found at this time of year and getting away from paths and areas with heavy footfall increases your chances of finding them.
In among the fallen leaves were all different types of fungi. These red ones are my favourites.
Take a look at what else we came across.
As we made our way out of the park, it was nice to see some roses still flowering.
The hydrangeas have now faded, but they're still a thing of beauty.
Dogwoods (cornus) are known for their vivid winter stem colour. They literally glow.
There's so much to see at this time of year. Let's hope for many more nice days before winter really does set in, it's good to be out and about enjoying nature.