Autumn is definitely in the air, even though we are clinging on to August with our finger nails there is a sense that summer is disappearing. The blackberries are nearly finished and the leaves are on the turn. It’s chilly at night and even in the early morning sunshine there is a nip in the air.
With what feels like the last day of freedom before September and the start of the new academic year, we spent the afternoon strolling round Winkworth Arboretum, near Godalming in Surrey. Once owned by Dr Wilfrid Fox, it is now a national trust property after he gave 62 acres of land to the trust in 1952.
Our walk took us down the Azalea steps down to the Boat house which is situated on Rowe’s Flashe Lake.
We wandered around the lake and through the meadow, where we discovered newly planet Maple trees dressed in their glorious golden red leaves.
The scenery of the rolling Surrey Hills was simply stunning and took my breath away (both physically and metaphorically). There are more photos from my visit to Winkwork via Flickr.