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Blogtober day 6 - the autumnal light edition

After days of high wind and torrential rain - today was absolutely sublime. The light and the clear blue skies were such a relief and a delight.

I was working in the walled kitchen garden today and along with the apprentice and volunteers we just revelled in the warmth. Unfortunately most of the late summer flowers have been hammered however tomorrow I have the perfect volunteer who will painstakingly and carefully go round and deadhead anything less than ideal and the remaining flowers will certainly look the better for it.
Whilst I was teaching the apprentice how to do blackcurrant autumnal pruning my attention was caught by the palest almost translucent little cluster of mushrooms as they peeked through the fallen leaves and woodchip.

The staff are used to me abandoning my post and taking photographs of apparently banal things - however there is the most amazing magic in nearly everything I take a photo of - you just have to look for it - except dog poo ..... I am hard pressed to find anything 'magical' in that.... however I also have to record offending (yes they are very offending) lumps of poop in the park while the council try and work out a way to reach out and train those folk who seem to turn a blind eye. Good luck to them.

There is a little acer tree in the centre of the park which has, in the last day or two, turned into the most flamingly beautiful cloud of colour which stands out amongst all the other less vibrant foliage. Gorgeous. πŸπŸ‚
At lunch time, Moss and I wandered around the park (I say wander - we gallop around at high speed - that dog has no concept how to wander, she has one speed and it is 'high speed'! πŸ™„πŸΎπŸ˜„) Any hoo, we walked galloped our way around the bottom of the bowling green as I'd spotted all the wind damaged branches and leaves languishing on the perfect grass. Then my eye was caught by spider webs decorating the fencing. 

There is beauty in the smallest of corners and the most mundane of areas - you just have to look for it πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•



  1. Such skillful spinners and weavers

    1. It fascinates me how in autumn there is a prolification of webs and they catch light beautifully!

  2. Spiders webs are fascinating … though they can be a bit of a pain when walking round the garden at this time of year as we always seem to be getting caught up in them. We managed plenty of sunshine today too in Swansea … waiting for the car to be sorted … fingers crossed we make it home without drama tomorrow πŸ˜ƒ

  3. Beautiful autumnal images. It was a magical day yesterday.
    Best wishes

  4. The light was beautiful yesterday . . . sadly that has gone and I hope you don't have the low cloud, rain and gusty wind that has taken up residence here.

  5. Yesterday was wonderful. It made me feel so much better. Fingers crossed our serious rainy season has not started properly..... It certainly pays to keep your eyes open to catch nature's special moments. x

  6. I like Autumn and it's been fine and warm today after a few wet and windy days. The spider's web is beautiful.

  7. Spider's webs are always a thing of beauty and fascination as to how they make such delicate and beautiful patterns. I can believe Moss only knows one speed - flat out!! - unless she meets a puddle or stream. πŸ˜€πŸ¦΄πŸ¦΄


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