Monday, 7 November 2011

Autumn in upper Airedale (Malhamdale)

 Mon Nov.7th 2011.
         Yesterday was a perfect autumn day and compared to last weeks walk where there was a distinctive lack of autumn colour today made up for it on a lovely stretch of the River Aire along the Pennine Way to Malham.
      On last weeks walk the dominant trees were all Sycamore and owing to the gales a few weeks ago they had either blown off or turned a dullish shade of  grey (most unattractive).The trees along the river today were a mixture of Horse Chestnut and Beech and were holding on to their leaves which made for some attractive autumn pictures.

                                           Hanlith Hall

          A small cottage garden still in flower owing to the mild autumn

                                           Malham Cove

                               Footbridge in the village of Malham

                                              Flasby Fell

I couldn't resist these two pictures for the blog, it just depends where you stand (apologies for the smutty humour)

                                      Kirkby Malham

                Late afternoon sun along the banks of the River Aire

And finally as I post this blog a reminder that winter is approaching ,as I look out of my window another morning frost, this time enough to form a skim of ice over my garden pond.

       Last Junes wild orchids spikes a sad reminder of their former glory


  1. I do enjoy your pictures as quite a few of the places my husband and I have visited on varous walking holidays so it brings back happy memories. Liked the sign pic...very funny:)

  2. As always... so very beautiful... Larry