Friday, 4 November 2016

A Cold But Colourful Day Out

As forecast November has started on a chilly note. With night time temperatures down to 1.8°C (35.2°F) and day time temperatures hovering around the 10°C (50°F) mark it feels like autumn has really set in. Not only that but the clocks have gone back so it's dark by 16:00. On November 10 in 2015 the thermometer hit 17.9°C (64.2°F) so we can occasionally get a nice warm day even in November but in contrast on 28 November 2010 it fell to -7.6°C (18.3°F) one of our coldest nights.
We haven't let the cold weather put us off getting outside. Last week we made the journey to Thorpe Perrow arboretum only to find it extremely busy as it was the school half term holidays. We left and visited Richmond Castle instead. However, we thought this week would probably be the last week that the trees would be in their autumn prime and made a return journey.
We thought that the trees might be just past their best, which I think they were, and had lost lots of leaves but they were still putting on a good display of colour. With the calm weather of the last few days the leaves have remained where they have fallen creating a colourful carpet of leaves under the trees.
It was a bit of a shame that the skies remained overcast all day. Some blue sky would have done wonders for some of our photos.


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