Himself, Youngest and I set off and very quickly we had to remove our jerseys and don our sunnies. We cheerfully commented at how pleasant it was for so late in the year. (How quickly that changed to 'good grief I am ***** hot!')
Each small woodland was gratefully found and lingered in as we walked through.
Kitchener stitch when I grafted the front and back panels together.
After Himself had taken the photos, we reluctantly left our lovely cool spot to continue our walk, we knew that we would have to set off as despite the present delicious and unseasonably warm weather, as soon as the sun set it would cool down rapidly.
We dropped into the valley to walk through historic industrial archaeology. Mining shafts and buildings, areas scarred by man's activity on the landscape. Huge chimneys and tunnels, many gated to prevent the curious venturing deep into the earth.
Amongst all the piles of stones, mining detritus and buildings - a lone tree.
We lingered by the tree, wondering, wondering.
The evening light catching the grasses and the small flies enjoying the warm air.
We reluctantly left, the sun was now behind the horizon and we were rapidly getting cold. What a contrast!
**Just heard on the news - today's temperature was the warmest ever recorded for a November, with the last warmest November being logged at 69 years ago. Hmmm - definitely a sweaty start to November!
Thank you for coming along on our walk - I do love sharing them with you xxxxxxx