I marked when the weather changed, And the planes began to quake,
And the winds rose up and ranged, that night, lying half-awake.
Dead leaves blew into my room, And alighted upon my bed,
And a tree declared to the gloom, Its sorrow that they were shed.
One leaf of them touched my hand, And I thought that it was you
There stood as you used to stand, And saying at last you knew.

A Night in November by Thomas Hardy

Area: Kent 352,296ha Medway 19,203ha / Population: Kent 1,318,000 Medway 239,442

Photographs of Kent, by Jonathan Boakes. Taken in the endless summer of 2003 (or so it seemed) these photographs are published for the first time online.

Exclusive to BBC Kent. Our partnership with KCC Libraries has turned up old photos of the county - never before seen on the Internet...

West Farleigh: 360° view of Jonathan’s first place of work, in Kent. The Chequers Inn (now The Tickled Trout, West Farleigh) is steeped in history and boasts smugglers tunnels under the cellar down to the River Medway.

Ghosts: Whether you believe in them or not, Pluckley has the reputation of being the most haunted village in England (Guinness Book of Records 1998). In Kent, especially in the autumn, 'the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness', suddenly drivers run into almost dense walls of fog lurking along narrow country lanes, or catch the swirling fingers of a disappearing grey cloud.