How many places have you called home? I have lived in about 15 locations and all of them have had left a marked impression on me, through different stages in life, and all of them I have revisited at one time or another.
Some of them have changed almost beyond recognition, some have remained much the same and other places look much smaller than you remember depending on the age you were when you lived there such as my old primary school.
This morning we took a walk around Littlebredy where I lived for a few years and apart from enjoying the scenery we were delighted to meet a Little Egret who was obviously very much at home in its surroundings. It didn' t seem to be at all bothered by us and Tavi and just flew over to perch on the bridge close-by. Egrets seem to be more common now - I don't ever remember seeing them when we lived here (just found out that they first appeared in numbers around 1989).
Despite the first heavy frost having already melted down by the sea, the temperature guage in the car fell as we headed inland. The smell of the wood smoke filled the valley accompanied by the sound of falling water from the waterfall, which was accompanied by the sound of the village church bells.
Autumn is starting to fade with fewer leaves now remaining on the trees and the windfall apples are left for the wildlife and the temperatures are starting to fall. Before heading home for a warm bowl of homemade soup I took a final peak at the house and garden that was once home and remembered how life was then.
See you later in the week for 'Through the garden gate' you are welcome to take pictures from your garden and join in too.