Yesterday afternoon, Malcolm and I had a short walk around the lakes with one eye on the clouds. Typically, as we got within a few steps of our front door, the heavens opened and we got soaked in no time. Today, it was a walk in the other direction, around the old theme park lake, but still with one eye on the clouds. As in the past few days, signs of Autumn are everywhere, not least of which were these colourful fruits... Rose Hips. Can you spot the Common Green Shield Bug nymph (Palomena prasina) in the picture? I didn't know it was there until I downloaded the photos from my camera.
This particular web belonged to a Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus) which seems to have claimed our grape vine as its own. The web was rather beautiful as it caught the late evening sun.