Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Autumn loveliness

Tilly and I had a late afternoon trot round the old barley field yesterday.  The sky was pale blue and the light was golden.  There were columns of gnats, dancing in the sunlight, and the woodland strip, along the south side of the field, glowed, as the vibrant autumn colours kick in.
Along the edge of burn, on the north side, there was plenty of mellow fruitfulness.  Crab apple trees, hawthorn, elderberry, and sloe.  As we walked through the grassy field margin we put up a couple of handsome hares.  The thrill of seeing them never leaves me.  We must have passed very close to one;  it suddenly started up from behind us, and zoomed off at high speed. 
We were being watched from the neighbouring field, on the other side of the burn, by this lovely beast!

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful Autumn photos! Here in Cornwall, because the temperatures have been slightly higher than further up-country, Autumn is a little late and only just now are we seeing those gorgeous colours of bronze, russet, gold and orange. My camera is at the ready!

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    1. You have lots to look forward to! I love the tawny colours of autumn, and the vivid colours in the garden too - they are so vibrant, and if they clash, even better! In fact, I think I would trade a crisp, sunny autumn day for a hot summer's day any time!

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  2. I think I'd agree! We've been enjoying some fabulous sunny weather down here and it makes it very difficult to stay motivated and get on with work indoors. I'm looking forward to various apple weekends and autumn events, I also a recipe for Thai pumpkin broth that I'm going to try. Not sure how it will turn out as the pumpkins in the shops are often bred for their looks rather than taste but I'll give it a go. Antonia x

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    1. Hi Antonia! Many thanks for all your lovely comments. I love the autumn colours - they are just so vibrant and beautiful. I hope the pumpkin recipe turns out well. I resolved last year never to make anything with pumpkin ever again! It does have a habit of only tasting of what flavours you put with it! Always worth another try though I guess! So far I have resisted the temptation to buy a pumpkin this year - and if I do, it will just be to make a face with! Have a good weekend, hopefully with some sunshine to make the colours zing! A x

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  3. Autumnal colours are just so beautiful..favourite mix. Even Mr Beast blends into the lovely back drop. x

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    1. Isn't he lovely! Looks like he's got a winter coat on already! We have had a frost this week, so he'll be glad of that now! A x

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