Saturday, 1 October 2011
It's officially autumn but, after a disappointing summer, the UK is experiencing a brief but glorious "Indian summer" (why is it called that, I wonder?) of sunny and hot weather. Perverse! But we are all making the most of it. The early mornings have been wonderful: misty and still, with that sense of anticipation in the air that I tend to associate only with holidays in the Mediterranean. I took a day off on Thursday to enjoy it but I had to go in to work yesterday. Choosing to walk the long way round by the canal, I was rewarded with this beautiful scene. OK, it's an industrial unit at the back of Salts Mill but the light made it look rather special. And it was all so peaceful.
PS: Do you think the BBC reads my blog? They've helpfully answered my question about 'Indian summer' here.... and interestingly the answer relates to North American Indians and not, as I would have thought, India.