Just for a change the morning started dull, overcast clouds and a chill. The low sun did break through eventually to create another bonus autumn day.
Whilst the full autumn colours of gold and brown have yet to become widespread it is noticeably becoming richer in colours.
Ferns are turning and fungi is spreading….but the Ash trees are definitely nearing there seasonal end, the Ash keys are turning black and the leaves dry, so one good frost and the branches will be bare. One tree that has not survived the year well is one of our old Oaks, now just a skeleton but much loved by Woodpeckers….so I guess it isn’t all bad.
(C) David Oakes 2015