Capturing the beauty of autumn
SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness, close bosom-friend of the maturing sun, wrote romantic young poet John Keats in his famous ode “To Autumn”.
These images, taken by Pic-Pac members Mike Spencer and Lee Howdle, show misty autumnal pictures of Leicestershire including Bradgate Park, which never disappoints.
Autumn is a season of dappled shadows, falling leaves and low-riding sun and, even for non-romantics, it cannot fail to somehow soothe the mind into a journey of remembrance – perhaps aboard the steam train City of Wells, pictured leaving Loughborough.
Mike’s dream-like image of a stag and doe in the autumn mating season symbolise the promise of rebirth in the spring, while the vivid autumn maples at Leicester University Botanical Gardens are a symbol of strength and endurance through the winter months.
Lee’s cute squirrel has recognised the signs of autumn as a signal to set up his store of food to sustain him during the coldest time of year, while the stone of Bradgate House remembers its own story of autumns long past.