Wednesday, 30 September 2015

A gorgeous afternoon.

The colours in our maple tree are so rich and diverse at the moment.

The very tip a fabulous red colour while the rest of the tree remains green.

So pretty with the background of the beautiful blue sky.

A perfect late summer, early autumn afternoon today, not a cloud in the sky - the sort of weather that I just adore.

We went for a walk in the local park 

The changing colour were in evidence there as well, and every thing seemed just so alive.

It was the sort of day that brings peace and a smile to your face.

The light and shadows of the lower sun.

Sitting for a while

I must bring up my sketch book and paints next time I come.

Being a weekday afternoon the park was relatively quiet so we had a very enjoyable walk.

Percy met a new friend

They were pleased to say hello to each other.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

A lovely Sunday.

We had a lovely walk this afternoon through the countryside and woods near us.  The only thing that marred it was the noise of the motorway - it was LOUD!

Cattle quietly grazing in the field

There was some lovely countryside to admire....

There were quite a few trees that had died and were damaged

Dandelions still flowering.

Berries were plentiful - shame I had no idea whether these blue/black coloured ones were edible.

Now these fungi don't look the edible sort, but they were interesting to look at.

There were plants flowering in the hedgerow.

Percy enjoyed himself...he is looking hairier and hairier!


A bee making his way into the convolvulus flower


Another pretty flower to stop and admire.

All in all a lovely Sunday afternoon walk in the Autumnal sunshine.

Meanwhile in the garden, photos taken over the last week or so...

Our lone pair is ripening...

Some of the roses that haven't been upset by all the bad weather are still flowering beautifully

The fungi seem to be thriving in these colder and damper conditions.

The spiders are out in force.

Dahlias are still looking good.

Honeysuckle is still flowering.

These dahlia is especially pretty.

A few more roses - this one has just flowered  the last couple of days.