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.

Damp Web

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.
Park Crescent

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.
Cantelupe Road

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.
'Illy 'Oleys

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.
Leaf Carpet

Despite its appearance in the pervious image, the leaf covered tree has already deposited a veritable carpet of leaves beneath its outstretched branches.
Park Bench

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.
Play Area

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.
Leafy Glade

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.
Nothing But Leaves

And approaching the town centre there are leaves on the trees and leaves on the ground. I fact it's almost nothing but leaves.
From The Bridge

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 disappeared.

Site Navigation

"Pick A Picture"
Weekly Favourites
Latest Images
Holidays &
Days Out
Special Features
The Guest Page
Site search Web search

powered by FreeFind
Jigsaw Puzzles
Recommended Links

Terms & Conditions of Use
This website is copyright but licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.
Please credit the photographer Garth Newton, or add a link to these pages.