Sunday, 21 September 2008

First Day of Autumn on the River Ribble



It's the first day of autumn and already the chestnut leaves are turning gold and red, and looking truly gorgeous along the banks of the River Ribble...



... and not only has it finally stopped raining - now summer is officially over...



...we have some lovely sunshine! Better late than never, the summer weather has been awful for the second year running, but luckily for Ribblesiders the River Ribble takes all that rainwater safely out to sea.

The sun has timed itself well as it's harvest time on the new Country Park in Penwortham...



...and it's so beautiful down by the River in the autumn sunshine, and now the rain has stopped at last we can get out and enjoy it without having to drag on wellies and raincoats and huddle under umbrellas...



...although the Ribble always looks beautiful whatever the weather, its waters changing colour with the sky and the turning of the tide and the speed of the water's flow and the amount of silts it is carrying. Happy Autumn Ribbling!

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4 comments:

Philip said...

Just found this blog. Lots of good stuff but no recent posts. Hopr you have not given up.

Reigh Belisama said...

Hi Philip,

I haven't given up, just been snowed under for the past few months but Time should be more friendly from now on so hoping to get back blogging properly here and at Save the Ribble!

cheers,
Jane

Kringle said...

Your pictures are breath taking.. what a wonderful way to start the day!
Thank you

Reigh Belisama said...

Thanks Kringle!