Bob Law’s Blog: An Appreciation of Autumn
(Clydebank Public Park)
Public parks and golf courses often have the best autumn colours as trees from around the world were collected in past times and planted here- purely for their decorative appearance and a lot of thought went into it. Not a haphazard effect. Here’s a selection from Autumn 2022:
Over the decades my appreciation of autumn has changed considerably. Before the age of 14 it was a happy season of collecting conkers, warm coal fires with occasional candles due to power cuts, running through piles of fallen leaves and the general romance of nature constantly changing.
During my working life this appreciation dulled somewhat, mainly because most of my jobs involved either working outdoors or driving around various districts. This had a freedom and variety you didn’t get in office work but during the winter months it could be hard finding house numbers or even street names in darkness… pre computer and GPS technology advantages. It was also cold, wet and dark by 4:00pm for months on end with harder driving/ working conditions and autumn and falling leaves just became a reminder of the misery ahead.
Now that I’m older and semi retired winters seem much shorter and more easy to get through as I’m not out every day in all weathers so autumn is now a season to relish and enjoy all over again.
Bob Law, 3 November, 2022
This section: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Walks
- Moments Of Beauty In Glasgow: Walking Tour
- Bob Law: Walk and Photography – Greenock and Gourock Circular
- Spooky Walk at Glasgow Green
- Bob Law’s Blog: The Knock: A Small Hill Above Largs
- Bob Law’s Blog: Photography and Walks – David Livingstone Centre and River Clyde Walk
- Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary: Ayr. Dunure Walk and Horse Races
- Wullie Davidson’s Bus Pass Ramblings: Inverary to Dunoon
- Bob Law’s Walks and Photography: Silverburn to Barrhead
- Helen Rose Outdoor Diary, Whitby.
- Bob Law’s Blog: Cuningar Loop and The River Clyde Walkway.
- Florence Boyle: Walk from Erskine Ferry to Bowling + historical connections
- Helen Rose Outdoors Diary: Kinlochleven.
- Bob Law’s Blog: Crookston Castle and Pollok – walking and photography
- Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary: Dumbarton Rock and Castle
- Bob Law: The Beauty of Renfrewshire
- Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary: Neilston to Darnley
- Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary: Dram Walk
- Bob Law’s Blog: Isle of Bute – walking and cycling
- Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary: Inverkip
- Bob Law’s Blog: A Cold Snap