A perfect autumn evening

The other evening I walked home from work, and it was just the most beautiful, crisp, windy evening. And as I walked, and breathed in the cool autumn air, and watched the cars go past up the hill, and listened to my iPod, I felt my whole self relax. It was like after a week or two the clouds in my mind had lifted and I finally felt like me again.

I love walking around London in the autumn. The clouds whipping through the sky. The leaves falling down like May blossoms. The air full of smells – coffee, cooking, damp earth. Bundled up against the cold air, watching the people scurrying up the hill to go home, popping into shops to buy dinner and snacks, cheeks ruddy in the chill.

The leaves are just amazing at the moment – red and gold and brown and yellow. I swear, Hampstead could rival most places for autumn colour – no wonder it inspired John Keats so much! I did try to take a photo, but my iPhone was truly not up to the task!

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  1. Riot Kitty
    6th November 2010 / 3:38 am

    I'm so jealous. I so want to be in London!

  2. running42k
    6th November 2010 / 7:24 pm

    Good for you taking the time to enjoy it. The autumn here is fast giving way to winter, snow is forecast here for tonight. Too early.

  3. Shan
    7th November 2010 / 1:28 pm

    Autumn is my favourite season for all the reasons you mentioned. I love a nice autumn evening, there's a whole lot of hustle and bustle and yet, you feel so relaxed.

  4. Jaime
    8th November 2010 / 5:40 am

    Hi you! How've you been? Thanks so much for stopping by earlier….it's always good to see your comments.Now this…this is just the exact reason why I love autumn so much. Your description was blissful. And how I would LOOOOOVEEEE to walk the streets of London this time of year. I have seriously romanticized it. One day…

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