A Drive in Derbyshire

1st November and, by coincidence, it’s Day 25 of the 100 Posts/100 Days Challenge. So far, so good, with posts on 25 successive days.

I’m cutting a few corners to keep to the target but it’s not too bad – I’ve always done that, even when I wasn’t trying to keep to a target. It’s not as if the written version is ever as good as the version I have in my head when I sit down to type.

We went to Derbyshire today – looking for autumn colour and fresh air. The air was certainly fresh, but most of the colour seemed to be either dull or, as we got further North, lacking. At the top of the county only the beech trees seemed to be showing any coloured leaves. The rest of the trees were bare.The header picture shows Wingfield Manor, one of the places Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned.



19 thoughts on “A Drive in Derbyshire

  1. Helen

    I’ve noticed some very bare trees next to ones with green leaves with nothing in between along the A1. I get so bored of doing that journey, at least this time there is something to remark about it apart from the standstill traffic.

    1. quercuscommunity

      Yes, , yes and yes. There are some strange tree configuations this year, the A1 can be very boring and there is a lot of slow traffic. Glad it’s not just me who thinks these things. 🙂

  2. tootlepedal

    The difference between posts composed while cycling, full of unimaginably witty turns of phrase and deep philosophical reflections and the actual posts as written at the tired end of the day is as big as the gulf between Mrs May and reality.


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