An Autumn Adventure

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Hello lovely Buttoneers! I am clinging on to the last of the beautiful Autumn today before we nosedive into the frosty winter months, with an Autumn adventure for you! A few weeks ago, I was having a bit of an off day at the weekend. I felt a bit restless, nothing was going right with my work (which is why by general rule, I try not to work at the weekends!) so when my Fiancé had finished watching the football, he suggested we wrapped up warm and went on a picnic to get some fresh air, some perspective and to walk away from any oncoming melt down that may have been about to occur! It was the best idea with the most perfect timing – He’s a keeper! 

So we threw a pizza in the oven, made a flask of hot coffee (yes, like old people…don’t judge me and my coffee on a cold day in the countryside!) grabbed out coats and scarves and headed out on an adventure to Dovers Hill, a national trust area of outstanding beauty (and luckily only 14 minutes from our house!) Hurray! 

I have been to Dovers Hill a hundred times before, growing up, but I was taken aback by the breathtaking beauty of Dovers Hill in the Autumn.

The drive up the hill, looking back over to where I live is phenomenal too – My fave! 😍 It looks like it goes on and on forever!

View across Worcestershire from Fish Hill, Broadway, The Cotswolds - An Autumn Adventure at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Fun Fact: Dover’s Hill was in fact the site of the original English Olympic Games, which began there over 400 years ago in 1612! Blimey!

The natural and historical amphitheatre continues the tradition with an ‘Cotswold Olimpicks’ every year! 

Autumn Leaves Fallen at The Cotswold Way Gate at Dovers Hill, Cotswolds, UK - An Autumn Adventure at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I felt like a big kid, crunching along in the fallen leaves and kicking them around so that they fly and flurry in blurs or orange, brown, orange and yellow…definitely good for the soul! 

Feet together in the Autumn Leaves  at Dovers Hill, Cotswolds, UK - An Autumn Adventure at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

The end-of-November sun was setting and it was like the sun dripped liquid gold and bronze onto each individual leaf…I was in love…

Red, Brown, Orange, Yellow and Green Leaves on Autumn Trees at  at Dovers Hill, Cotswolds, UK - An Autumn Adventure at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Every Leaf Speaks Bliss To Me, Fluttering From The Autumn Tree - Emily Bronte Quote On Autumn Photograph From Dovers Hill, The Cotswolds - An Autumn Adventure at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Orange and Yellow Autumn Leaves on Trees at Dovers Hill, Cotswolds, UK - An Autumn Adventure at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I can’t find enough adjectives to describe the beauty that surrounded me – thankfully the photographs can show you a glimpse of the Autumnal magic!

I love this house in its creamy, golden Cotswold stone, hidden away behind the russet and auburn tones and melts away into the Autumn mist that rolls towards the hills…like something from a fairy tale…

House Peeking through Misty Autumn Trees on Dovers Hill, Cotswolds - An Autumn Adventure at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

We perched our bums on the bench and ate our picnic lunch and sipped our hot coffee to keep us warm in the crisp, cold air that reddened our cheeks and nipped at our toes. We sat for a long while, gazing out at the world around us, mesmerised by the colours, the clear blue sky and the land that spread out for miles and miles. It was perfect. 

Sit with Me a While - Bench overlooking Autumn over Vale of Evesham at  at Dovers Hill, Cotswolds, UK - An Autumn Adventure at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Autumn Tree Beauty at  at Dovers Hill, Cotswolds, UK - An Autumn Adventure at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Dovers Hill had the most perfect Autumn colour palette – warm reds and burnt oranges, sun-dripped yellows and golden hues, deep emerald greens and hazy blues, light lavender and smoky grey mists…

Autumn at  at Dovers Hill, Cotswolds, UK - An Autumn Adventure at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

…and when the sun dipped it was like an explosion of copper hit everything in sight and it was just heavenly.

Autumn Sun through Autumn Leaves at Dovers Hill, Cotswolds, UK - An Autumn Adventure at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Come Little Leaves Autumn Quote by George Cooper - An Autumn Adventure at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Autumn Sun through Autumn Leaves at Dovers Hill, Cotswolds, UK - Autumn Sun through the Trees at  at Dovers Hill, Cotswolds, UK - An Autumn Adventure at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Autumn Sun through Autumn Leaves at Dovers Hill, Cotswolds, UK - An Autumn Adventure at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Autumn Sunset atThe National Trust, Dovers Hill, Cotswolds, UK - An Autumn Adventure at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I had such a lovely time and it is amazing how much a walk and a picnic in beautiful countryside surroundings can blow the cobwebs away and make you feel alive. I felt so grateful to be able to experience Autumn in its most beautiful form and I think we may have found a new annual tradition of our own!

Do you have any Autumn traditions? What is your favourite thing about the season? Did you take any photographs of the beautiful colours this year? I would love to hear all about it!

Don’t forget – you can still hang on to Autumn a little longer if you like with my past Autumn blog posts here. You can also explore my love of Autumn on my Autumn Pinterest boardI can’t wait to hear what you think! 

0 Comments

  1. Joy
    November 26, 2015 / 1:14 pm

    Stunning photography – captured the atmosphere and light beautifully.

    • Sharron
      November 26, 2015 / 5:56 pm

      Absolutely loved this blog, you made me feel I was there with you. At lunch time today, I was not stuck behind my desk as usual, with the phones ringing, I was lost in your autumn wonderland enjoying your company, with a lovely cup of tea , perfect x

      • November 26, 2015 / 7:35 pm

        Aww! Thank you lovely! I am so happy that my little blog post transported you out of work and into ‘An Autumn Adventure’ with your cup of tea! Hooray! Job done! 😀

    • November 26, 2015 / 7:33 pm

      Aww! Thank you so much! I am so thrilled you liked them, thank you for stopping by!

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