Autumn Tree Colour Changing Watch …
They just like staying Green … It’s always the same little ole Nottingham is in a sheltered spot with a few nice warm Power Stations making clouds nearby and the River’s Trent, Leen, Derwent, Wye and a few smaller one’s – so the Trees stay green and leafy longer … Lucky us!!
Pretty colours are more likely at Halloween time (and in the old days of Steam Trains and ‘proper Hearth Fires’ at home glowing and comfortably warm just as long as you were no more than a few feet away, a yard at the most sitting in a comfy armchair.
There was no Central Heating 40 years ago, who remembers that we used to have some amazingly, awsome Pea Souper Foggy days.
The changing colour trees looked spooky then through the smog all misty smoke hanging like a ten foot high cloud – not so any more.
The Park doesn’t smell each day of coal or coke or lovely hearth fire woodsmoke aroma anymore like an outside inscense and there’s no hazy shimmering heat rainbow coloured swathe of wispy smoke wafting from the Chimblies)!
We used to look for the most smoke rising from each house all day – they were the folks who were the poshest – and if you had a coal or coke Hearth Fire in your bedroom, wow were you in clover and possibly poorly.
Late Summer rolls seemlessly into early Winter instead these days with no grey smoke choked City suburbs. Do we miss it – was the Smog part of our concept of the season. Bonfire Night comes close again now, a little wild and free and folks reliant on themselves.
Of course if there’s lots of Central Heating boilers puthering in your residential space the trees will be changing colour already something to do with air and moisture etc and all this recollecting will probably just seem like nonsense …
Lets go back to warm jumpers, layers and the back door open (while we are home) nearly all winter – hot water bottles, jumpers, hot milky drinks, sofas and eiderdowns! Just lovely after exploring or cycle riding or playing on the playpark with the kidz posse!
Grown up thoughts – What really is real as far as our trees and the vegetation in Autumn and whats the healthiest East Midlands concept, should we be anti individual heating and organic? (Do we have we mini regional warming for example) and without the artificial additions of Power Stations would our seasons change – When the Apples and Fruit on the branches (not mentioning the chemicals for yields of course) are ripening on their own and the Wheat is ready to be harvested just the once what would the shops have on the shelves – how many times a year is the land planted and harvested? Ask the County Set – they are the ones bringing these Harvests in and the people in the know – its huge thanks to them for working so hard and keeping our traditional farming, harvests and food growing!
Back to today – sitting thinking old days or region changing thoughts just isn’t getting anywhere …
So – just enjoy the Park in between the showers.
The Park is pretty good for a wander, a walk or a run even a short stroll. Even a shin up a tree for adventurous kids and amongst those paths you can even spy the Golf Course!