Autumn Court in Session

The Autumn Court is proceeding to decorate the trees with gorgeous yellows, browns, coppers and reds.  Draping insubstanital mists delicately across fields and hedgerows which disappear with the onset of pale sun, and make the mornings and evenings cooler to warn us of the onset of the Dark Half of the Year. Our harvest of potatoes, courgettes, apples and herbs are in and stored for the winter, and so our days are free to enjoy the colours and textures of Autumn.

Yesterday Tiro and I took advantage of the beautiful afternoon, with clear sunshine and cool breezes to go to Holymoorside and take a walk round Cotton Mill Pond/ Holymoorside Dam.

beech tree

beech tree

beech leaves

beech leaves

leaves

leaves

ash leaves

ash leaves

oak leaves

oak leaves

The lilacs at the edges of the path are growing dim in colour, leading to this wonderful contrasts between greens and yellows:

lilac leaves

lilac leaves

As well as the living trees, we come across a rotten oak stump. Can’t help it, I love the textures and contrasts:

rotten oak

rotten oak

oak

oak

The more deadly aspects of the season are in full berry:

nightshade in hedgerow

nightshade in hedgerow

There are even a few hawthorn berries left which the birds have missed:

hawthorn berries

hawthorn berries

There are only a few daisies left from Summer:

daisy

daisy

Tiny Pink Campion

Tiny Pink Campion

blackberry

blackberry

There are three pictures that I really like from the walk, this picture of the top of a fence post is one of them:

fence post

fence post

bullrushes

bullrushes

The fields by Cotton Mill Pond

The fields by Cotton Mill Pond

lichen on tree

lichen on tree

Path by Cotton Mill Pond

Path by Cotton Mill Pond

nettle growing in wall

nettle growing in wall

Cotton Mill Pond

Cotton Mill Pond

Through the fields, a little stream wends its way towards the river:

Stream

Stream

Stream 2

Stream 2

River

River

And lastly, my other two favourite photos from the walk: firstly, a reflection of tree roots on water:

Root Reflection

Root Reflection

And secondly, we came across a bramble in the shade of a garden wall, the colour of which I’d never seen before:

Autumn Brambles

Autumn Brambles

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