The unstoppable march of autumn, carries on apace. The trees on Shipley Hill, are taking on their golden colours and look gorgeous, even if it is for only a few days.
Saturday, 12 October 2019
You always know Autumn has truly arrived when you start to see the various fungi appearing in the countryside. So with that in mind, we set out this morning to check on the Toadstools along the 'Farm walk'. It looks like we got our timing just right.
Friday, 11 October 2019
Once again, this morning has reverted to being wet and windy, incomplete contrast to the last couple of days. Yesterday, we had to curtail our walk slightly, as we were expecting the installation of our new front door, so we set off for Straw's Bridge. On the way, we passed Pewit Carr, starting to look somewhat 'bronzed' as the leaves turn.
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
As Autumn continues to spread throughout the countryside, the leaves are turning rapidly and on a breezy day like today, they are beginning to fall too. Along our walk this morning, the Maples were starting to look spectacular, particularly when viewed against a bright blue sky.
Saturday, 5 October 2019
We've just spent a wonderful couple of days, enjoying the company of Malcolm's lovely cousin Christine and her (equally lovely) husband Hansüli, over from their home in Switzerland, for a few days' visit. Of course, traditional English food was on the menu...
Wednesday, 2 October 2019
We've been battling against some pretty dreadful weather recently and as a result, some of our walks have been a little truncated. They have also been rather wet under foot, so it was very nice to get out this morning, with the sun shining and the sky blue. As we stood under the canopy of the Oak at Osborne's Pond, the reflections danced across the underside of the leaves.
Here's hoping that we see plenty more bright days this autumn, so we don't miss out on the colours to come.
Tuesday, 17 September 2019
It's beginning to look a bit autumnal in the countryside. Leaves have started turning colour, fungi are poking up from the leaf litter and the Spindle trees at Straw's Bridge, are pink with ripening fruits.