Yesterday we woke up under a damp white blanket of misty fog and the hills were nowhere to be seen.
The temperatures are dropping now as we walk on the cusp of Autumn, and it was a surprisingly chilly 4 degrees yesterday morning.
For the first time in a good many months we blew out clouds of smoke as we breathed, and it felt strange and good all at once.
Our walk to school was soooo atmospheric, with soft billows of mist floating over the surface of the water.
Little B and I were enchanted! I know I often tell you how I find the shift of Summer-to-Autumn quite hard going, but I cannot deny the absolute loveliness of this kind of morning.
These spiders webs on the canal bridge were transformed by the mist and looked so pretty....
....I couldn't stop looking at them.
By midday the early morning mist was just a distant memory and we were gifted with a really beautiful late summers day.
The sunny warmth continued into the early evening, and so after dinner we decided on the spur of the moment to head out for a short walk.
It always feels special when the familiar routine of a work/school day is turned upside down - I love that feeling so much!
The soft light, the still-warm air, the excited chatter of the Little People, the gentle stroll along familiar paths - all of it felt good, and all the better for being so unexpected. Such a change from the misty, moisty morning!
It wasn't too late when we got back, around 7 pm or so, but I'm so glad we took this precious hour at the end of a busy day to walk and talk and breathe it all in.
Soon enough it'll be dark at 7 pm, and I will look back at these photos and smile at my end-of-Summer memories. Can you tell I'm trying my hardest to squeeze every last drop out of summertime?!