This week I took our dog for a walk in Hampstead Heath on a very misty morning. The whole place felt surreal (and serene).
With only the occasional dog walker passing us by, we felt we had the whole place to ourselves. It was so incredibly quiet that it was hard to believe we were pretty close to a main road. For a city girl like me, the Heath fills my need for walks in the English countryside.
I took these 2 photos of the Heath in the mist on my current favourite Iphone app Pro HDR. It’s great with landscape photos because it takes 2 photos which are fused together to create depth. You do need to stand very still though. The app also has filters and text etc. which I didn’t use because I really wanted to capture the mist.
The Heath is starting to show signs of gearing up for autumn. The leaves are starting to fall off some trees. I’m sure the trees are just as confused as we are because we are having an incredibly warm week (in the low 20’s centigrade).
By the Hampstead ponds, some of the houses have planted Viriginia Creeper and Japanese maples which sport really fiery red leaves.
The Heath will be stunning when more of the autumn colours start appearing. Another plus of having a dog is that when I walk him daily, I get to see the changes slowly occurring.
In my own garden, most of the plants are winding down their growth for winter. The fuschia, however, is blooming away and it’s a nice spot of bright colour in the garden.
This post is part of Mammasaurus’ blog hop How Does Your Garden Grow?