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.
The lilacs at the edges of the path are growing dim in colour, leading to this wonderful contrasts between greens and yellows:
As well as the living trees, we come across a rotten oak stump. Can’t help it, I love the textures and contrasts:
The more deadly aspects of the season are in full berry:
There are even a few hawthorn berries left which the birds have missed:
There are only a few daisies left from Summer:
There are three pictures that I really like from the walk, this picture of the top of a fence post is one of them:
Through the fields, a little stream wends its way towards the river:
And lastly, my other two favourite photos from the walk: firstly, a reflection of tree roots on water:
And secondly, we came across a bramble in the shade of a garden wall, the colour of which I’d never seen before: