On Tuesday we spent a blissful day at the National Trust’s Cliveden gardens and woodlands in Buckinghamshire.
And what an incredible Autumn day it was. Everything saturated in the most stunning golden light. Light that was so warm, became almost blinding at times, and that provided the perfect partner to the reds, oranges and yellows of the trees. I found myself stood still, just gazing at the way the light caught the leaves as they drifted down from the trees when the soft, warm breeze blew.
All I wanted to do was to savour every second of that light and its warmth on my face. If only time would stand still, or I could bottle those sunbeams and carefully pack them away, to bring out again as a salve during the long, dark days of winter.
Cliveden, with its beautiful gardens and woodland bursting with autumn colour, was the perfect place to spend such a magical day. We walked the pathways, we ran across the lawns, we ate outside in the sun, we got lost in the maze. Hour after happy hour outside in that glorious warmth.