thank you so much for the encouraging comments on our shed project. This weekend we have made more progress and I'm relieved to say we now have a permanent, waterproof roof. WooHoo :0)
That's a great feeling. We had good weather this weekend and seized the day, but it doesn't stop me wishing I could have gone walking instead.
Last weekend the weather was too windy to tackle the roof and I got up early to have a walk before Storm Brian hit us. I wanted to see a beautiful sunrise and was at the country park by 7.45am. It wasn't quiet the colourful spectacle I had imagined, but I still enjoyed my walk.
and as the sun got higher I loved the golden light. The Cormorants made me smile has they dried their wings on the island.
and breathe the fresh air on a cool and windy morning.
Before going home for some warming porridge.
In the end we were very fortunate that the storm was not so severe here in the East Midlands.
Then on Thursday I got to walk in Derbyshire with my super walking group.
Got to love the autumnal hues and mossy stone walls.
It was in the Matlock area and I just love the hilliness around there. I know it's for the views, but also for the similarity to the area of Yorkshire that I grew up in. I do love picking my way down a steep slope. It's such a nostalgic feeling to me. Though as a kid I was probably running at full pelt, hoping not to fall over :0)
The highlight of this walk for me though, was our walk up through the Lumsdale Valley. It's a place I have shared here before on more than one occasion.
I love the waterfalls.
And the interesting industrial ruins.
Up to this point it had been a mild and still day but we hadn't seen any sun. How thrilled I was when it emerged from behind the clouds as we reached the mill pond.
Which had a glassy surface perfect for enjoying the reflections.
All the autumn colours sing when there's a bit of brightness in the sky.
So while my walk total for October is poor, I must remember to be thankful to be able to squeeze in beautiful walks like these two. I'm lucky to have the time, in amongst the family, work and shed construction stuff.
I'm not sure I will make my 1000 mile challenge this year but hey ho, there's got to be a balance. I'm happy. Life is good.