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On the turn

9 Sep

So to the Westwood where there was still plenty of greenery about but quite few trees giving up on the year and getting ready for an exceptionally early Autumn.
Of course I had to say Hi to that old chestnut that I always photograph whenever I come up here. There’s still a bit of a problem with parked cars but not as bad as it was.
There were dozens of these Red Admirals, it’s been a really good year for them from what I’ve seen. Also dozens of dragon flies which wouldn’t sit still so could not be photographed.
And finally the mortal remains of that old lime tree which was hanging on to life by a thread last time I was here. I like the way it’s been chopped up and left to rot away, no tidying up in these parts.
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A manifest denial of the truth

29 Oct

With a few tweaks here and there a dull afternoon’s walk down Snuff Mill Lane becomes a promenade along a fiery glade. 

On the return journey, in the darkening twilight, we encountered several bats flying just inches over our heads on this stretch. Must be the exceptionally mild weather bringing them out.