This afternoon with the sun shining and a gentle wind blowing, a typical autumnal day, we boarded the minibus our destination Bolton’s Bench in the New Forest National Park for afternoon tea and to watch the world go by. We discovered that Bolton’s Bench is described as a timeless gateway to the New Forest and commemorates the 18th century New Forest Keeper, the Duke of Bolton. Whilst enjoying afternoon tea we were treated to picturesque views of the heathland, ancient trees and ponies grazing on grassy lawns, this is what makes the New Forest so special. On the journey home travelling through Beaulieu, we saw a rangale of deer grazing amongst the trees, ponies of various colours grazing on the heathland and along the grass verges cows with their calves munching happily on the grass oblivious to passing traffic. Everyone agreed it had been a lovely afternoon driving through the New Forest witnessing the changing colours of the trees and the landscape. Autumn has arrived in all her splendid glory, enabling us to witness her changing colours, from green to red to yellow through to orange.