Sunday, 16 November 2014


Crich church from Crich Stand

We went for a short walk through Crich Chase today. Cold, very misty and damp. Muddy underfoot as well, yet deliciously atmospheric.

Quiet too. Heavy mist seems to do that - damp down sounds to shut out the rest of the world. There was still enough colour to enjoy though, enough leaves on the trees to glimpse the fading glories of autumn.

The pic shows Crich church viewed through the mist from Crich Stand. I had to use the zoom and balance the camera on my flask but it gives some idea of how atmospheric it was.

A little while later a light breeze cleared away the mist and showed us another grey day without the atmospheric charm. Good while it lasted. This is a pic of Cromford canal on the way back. Even in the lightest of breezes those leaves were falling like confetti.

Cromford canal


Thud said...


Macheath said...

Best time of year for walking!

Demetrius said...

I recall once a long wait in a train at Whatstandwell Station, it was a Manchester Central express and not due to stop. It seems that a coal wagon had derailed up the line. Very Edward Thomas and Adlestrop.

A K Haart said...

Thud - yes and there is still much to be said for it.

Mac - it is. Cooler than summer and warmer than winter.

Demetrius - you could have strolled into Matlock for a cup of tea.

Demetrius said...

It was wartime and the train was packed tight. Had we done so we might not have been able to get on it again.

James Higham said...

Haven't really started falling here yet. Trees must have been asleep.

A K Haart said...

Demetrius - ah, then tea comes second.

James - depends on the type of tree. Many in that area are silver birch which seem to drop their leaves early.