October was about falling in love with London all over again. I don’t really remember ever falling out of love with London, but this month I’ve taken the time to explore, visit new places, try new restaurants and meet up with friends old and new. Which is probably just as well because this weekend, the slightly wet (if not rather mild) autumn turned into winter as the temperatures suddenly dropped and we experienced icy Arctic weather. To think that I thought I was overdressed on Friday morning with gloves, scarf and hat!
I took this photo on Friday morning on the way to walk. When I get up early enough in the mornings, I catch the train to London Victoria and walk down Buckingham Palace Road, past Buckingham Palace, along The Mall to Trafalgar Square and then on to the Strand. It is a walk that takes at least half an hour and then there is the problem that I can’t help taking a couple of photos along the way. This one was taken on my iPhone.
We don’t usually experience such a bright array of colours in autumn in London as the leaves usually dry up and fall to the ground quite quickly. However, because we had a really wet summer, trees have been able to retain their leaves longer than usually and London is a real treat at the moment.
You can read a little more about it here: Colourful autumn in store, says RHS.K8FUPT46N425