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An Autumn afternoon around the Black Country

Sunday 19th October 2014 around the Black Country (33)

Last week, I photographed the Vintage Fair at West Bromwich Manor House. This week there were no events to go to, so I decided to photograph the Autumn colours. I began at Red House Park, in West Bromwich.

It was quite cloudy yesterday and very windy, we were experiencing the end of a tropical storm, so it was quite warm. This shot of one of the pools in Red House Park was into the sun, it was important to keep the camera still.

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As I walked back, the sun was shining through the trees and really showed off the Autumn colours.

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From Red House Park, I went up the Newton Road and along Forge Lane to Forge Mill Farm. There you can not only find a working farm open to the public, but Forge Mill Lake and the River Tame.

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This is the River Tame, it’s canalised where it passes the lake and then continues around the lake to the RSPB centre. This is a great place for walkers, horse riding and for cyclists.

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Then I took a walk around the farm. This building was the watermill. You can see where the water wheel used to be. Now it serves as the farm shop, selling a range of plants, souvenirs and food. Most people try the ice cream in summer.

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There were pumpkins on the flower cart, all ready for Halloween!

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I drove around for a while after ended up taking pictures of the narrow boats on the canal at Tipton. You can see how windy it was from the waves on the water.

These are just a few of the photographs that I took yesterday.  There is another 42 photos that I took yesterday on my Facebook page, including some I took at the Frying Pan in Darlaston later in the afternoon. It’s amazing how many places I can visit on a windy Autumn afternoon. Next week, I hope to have some Halloween pictures. Last year, we did spooky pictures in a gothic looking church yard.

I hope you enjoyed the trip around the Black Country, please share your thoughts in the comments box. You can also follow me on Twitter.

2 Responses

  1. Wow, Mike, lots of variety with these photos but all with a common theme of autumn. Loved seeing the pumpkins! Your Facebook photos are impressive too.

    Tough choice this week, but that autumn path through the woods is drawing me in!

    October 20, 2014 at 17:47

  2. Hi Carolyn,

    I drove through 5 different towns to take these pictures, they are close together though. The path was the one I wasn’t sure about, getting the colours to separate isn’t so easy.Colours do tend to blend into one in autumn though.

    October 20, 2014 at 20:22

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