Ilkeston - In Mid November
w/e 18 November 2012
All this week's pictures were taken
with a Kodak DX6490
November days can be dark, dismal and damp but they
can also be mild, bright and dry like the one last week that
dawned with fog all around but which soon lifted during the morning
when I ventured out with camera at the ready.
I didn't have to go very far at all for this first image which
shows how the web beneath the bird table in our garden had picked
up the moisture from the foggy air.
The fog wasn't particularly dense but it did obscure views of
the surrounding countryside from places where it is normally
visible, From the end of Park Avenue near the entrance to Park
Cemetery and looking down Park Crescent little could be seen
beyond the end of Millfield Road but it did make the trees stand
out especially those that had not yet shed their leaves.
Park Crescent originally only stretched equidistant either side
of the cemetery entrance but to the left it was eventually extended
where it becomes Cantelupe Road. The cemetery was formed on part
of the undulating land created by mineral mining between the
town centre and the River Erewash. The hills and holes also gave
rise to the name 'Illy 'Oleys attributed to the open land at
the side of Cantelupe Road opposite the cemetery.
Trees on 'Illy 'Oleys too are in various stages of undress depending
on their species, some are already bare whilst others like the
one on the left still have a good covering of leaf.
Despite its appearance in the pervious image, the leaf covered
tree has already deposited a veritable carpet of leaves beneath
its outstretched branches.
Although mild for the time of year, there were not too many takers
for the park bench in the misty conditions which continued to
improve as we climbed towards the town centre.
Leaving 'Illy 'Oleys to continue up the path towards the Erewash
Museum, the remaining leaves on one particular tree seemed to
be doing their best to match the yellow paint on the slide in
the play area.
It's difficult to believe that this apparent leafy glade at the
junction of several paths is only a few minutes walk from the
Market Place in the town centre.
And approaching the town centre there are leaves on the trees
and leaves on the ground. I fact it's almost nothing but leaves.
After walking through the Market Place we returned towards 'Illy
'Oleys via the footbridge over Chalons Way and by then the clear
view of St Mary's Church showed that the fog/mist had all but