Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Autumn Colours

Autumn has made up for the summer and a very early start to winter. The trees this year have been a picture. \\\\\Amazing colours that the camera hardly does justice too. The trees behind the house are russets,yellows and burnt orange. Here in a photo, as the road approaches Ampleforth College from the east. It stands 50 ft high and is the largest cross in Britain. It is the memorial to Cardinal Basil Hume made of steel and pine. Ten years ago I
saw it coming to Ampleforth. It was brought from Westminster through the sky .Flown here by a RAF Chinook. Most of us who saw it thought we were dreaming .It is not every day that something like this happens.It weighs 4 and a half ton and stained blood red. It was intended to be a symbol of peace and unity and created for the New Millennium.