Sunday, 8 November 2015

A New Leaf

We were dog-sitting this weekend. On our way home from shopping on Saturday morning (during a gap in the rain) we both spotted this unusual leaf fall. So cool the way the rowan leaf was on top of another solid leaf so perfectly. C couldn't believe I didn't have my camera with my - but the one in my phone isn't too shabby in good light.

Friday, 6 November 2015


On our first blackberry-picking outing, I found a blackthorn bush tucked away in between all the brambles - and with the most enormous sloes on it. They were so big that I'm sure they were probably sweet and almost edible too, but I didn't get enough to want to even waste one - they are all slowly turning into sloe gin, along with another handful of regular-sized ones that I found on our second outing. After taking this photo, I finally started shaking it so as to let the sugar dissolve, but I always love seeing the colour slowly seeping out of the berries.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Foggy Sunday

Two lovely days in a row! We're having better weather just now than we had most of the summer. Sunday morning was bright and sunny, so we headed out to St. Catherine's Park in the morning. About 5 minutes from home we ran into the fog that I had seen on the weather forecast - but we still had a beautiful walk; there was enough sunshine to make it feel bright even through the residual mist. And it left all the spiders' webs in the hedges and trees looking suitable spooky for the day after Halloween. I could have taken way more photos of them than I did.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

October favourites

It's felt like rather a blah sort of month, so I'm surprised that I could actually find several cards I liked enough to post here!