Thursday, 29 October 2020

A Bit More Autumn

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Thanks for calling in.

Here's this week's Autumn Show from my local walks as we head towards Halloween this weekend.   There's not much to see in the shops of a spooky nature at the moment.  Perhaps there will be a last minute flourish but I should think Halloween parties and trick or treating will be a bit thin on the ground this year although scarecrow trails will probably still go ahead as long as the weather holds.



















Wishing you all a happy and healthy weekend, with or without 🎃 pumpkins!

Cheerio

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

It's a Wrap!

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My Janie Crow designed wrap is now finished and is currently pinned to the floor, blocking, making sure it is stretched to the size it is meant to be and all the petals are in the correct position.  I have to admit that I thought I'd lost one of the motifs after last week's photo shoot but eventually found it resting next to the michaelmas daisies, all soggy after the rain!

The edging is very pretty and cleverly designed to produce little flowers, only really revealed as you get to the end of the 7 rows.









The colours don't show up so well in artificial light but it's raining again outside.

Cheerio


Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Chasing Rainbows

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Checking the BBC weather forecast as always before setting out, there was just enough time to dash out before the rain was due.  I'd left my camera behind but had just enough battery left for 4 photos which was a pity as I really needed 6.


Look at the rainbow in the dark sky! It's always wonderful lighting in these type of weather conditions.




Home again.

Cheerio


Monday, 26 October 2020

Grandmothers

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What a lot of rain we had on Saturday, it was hammering down and now there are plenty of puddles everywhere.  It was a day to finish off my library book - Grandmothers by Salley Vickers.  Not only was this a totally appropriate book for me as indicated by the title, I thoroughly enjoyed it too.  Ever since I went to a talk by the Author at the local library a year or so ago, I have been steadily working my way through her books and haven't been disappointed.   It really made a difference listening to her talk.  I like the way she includes some art in her books together with her excellent characters.




Cheerio

Friday, 23 October 2020

Fungi Friday!

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To finish off the working week, we're back in the woods taking a shortcut to the Post Office.  Sadly our village Post Office closed down sometime ago so there is quite a long trek or a short drive to find another.  A long trek seemed the best option, taking in all the fungi on the way.  The place was packed with them.

I'm not going to identify them as I might get one wrong and lead you down the garden path!


This one looks like it's been superimposed on the photo!





Look at that late afternoon sunshine!




Can you spot the fungi?  It's just emerging from the ground by the large stick!



When it's a bit bigger it will be one of these.


Getting bigger . . .





Aren't they beautiful.  Don't eat them though!  It's much to difficult to tell the difference between the poisonous and edible fungi so don't take a risk, take a photo!

Cheerio



Thursday, 22 October 2020

Firework Woodland

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What a wonderful day Monday was, sunny and fairly warm, perfect for a quick walk in the woods to try to take a photo of two striking trees I'd seen from the road earlier in the day.



Reaching the road, the sunlight had of course moved around the trees and wasn't giving the spectacular result that was there earlier.  These two totally different specimens work so well together in Autumn, especially when the red one is exploding with light beside the subtle greeny-grey of the other.  During the rest of the year, you would never know their hidden secret surprise.  The show lasts a few days before the red leaves fall.  

Next time I pass in the car, when the light is right, I'll have to pull over straight away and get the camera out.






Walking back, there was plenty to see and enjoy.











What a wonderful time of year.

Cheerio