Thursday, 8 November 2007

Autumn Glow

I had yet another appointment to attend today. This time over to Axminster. I rarely go there but when I do I normally drive by way of the the Seaton road. It's the shortest route. But I wasn't thinking. Well I was thinking. I was thinking of all manner of things. I mean that I wasn't concentrating. I took the road well travelled. Habit had me travelling towards Sidmouth then turning off to Honiton When I realised I was heading in the wrong direction I considered turning round. But as luck would have it I had plenty of time. There being no hurry I decided to continue with the 'detour', drive through Honiton and up over the Blackdown hills to Axminster along the A35. Beautiful it was too. The sun was shining and the rich burnished colours of the leaves were enough to take my breath away. I wish I'd had my camera with me. Never mind, the vision is indelibly printed on my mind's eye. Which is just as well, it's now very windy and raining. I doubt we'll have any leaves left on the trees by morning.

6 comments:

Flowerpot said...

I know where you mean - and the countryside is looking so beautiful at the moment. Having said that its pouring with rain and very windy so it wont be looking good for much longer - glad you enjoyed your detour!

teeni said...

Glad you got to see it, even if you couldn't share a picture. Your description was beautiful. So thank you for that. And I'm glad your detour didn't make you late. It's almost like it was planned for you. :)

Winchester whisperer said...

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

merry weather said...

Hold onto the vision from your lucky detour. Who knows what you might have met on the other road...

Stinking Billy said...

You seem to be 'hanging in there' quite well, but I will keep checking in on you. You do have friends, you know.

lady thinker said...

You are all so right and yes St Billy - I feel rich with friends.