A stiff breeze set our flaming foliage flickering in the strong morning sunlight casting shifting shadows. As I gently ambled around, I pulled the calf of my dodgy leg. Following the last two stormy days, I now have another excuse for avoiding weeding.
The beech is now fully plumed;
as are the Japanese maples;
and the prunus pissardi
to which a few stubborn cherries cling, reflecting glints of light.
Only a few minutes after I discovered that my shot of a hot heuchera was out of focus, the sun had moved on to a slightly cooler one. (please Mr. WordPress, you should know by now that when I type ‘heuchera’ I don’t mean ‘heaters’).
Later there were more clouds and less sun. I sat outside for a while, which was rather disappointing for the starlings who would fly towards their nest behind our kitchen fascia board, and, noticing my presence, do a mid-air about-turn and wait patiently on one tree or another wondering what to do next.
Here are three of the prints from 1985 that I scanned today:
Lousia’s attention wandered a bit in this one.
Jessica and I and our children spent several holidays at Instow with her brother Henry, sister-in-law Judith and their two children Lucy and Nick. On an early one of these, that same year, we drove somewhere in Devon, where Jessica’s cousin was a vet. I don’t remember the name of the village where we enjoyed a summer fete, but I did record the event at which
Sam was so transfixed by a Punch and Judy show, that his attention was also diverted, from his apple.
At Louisa’s third birthday party at Gracedale Road, Matthew enjoyed amusing the children.
This evening I tucked into the scrumptious cottage pie that Jackie had left me, adding green beans and cauliflower.
Thank you Amulya
I typed heaters and got heuchera…
You just would, wouldn’t you.
So envious of the red leaves. I’m leaving home in 48 hours so will miss any colouring that our late warm autumn has yet to bring, if at all. Take care.
Thank you Mary. I’ll be thinking of you.
Actually, it was 72 hours not 48; I scared myself ‘having a senior moment’. 🙂
Thank you Iosatel
Beautiful photos, yet again.
Thank you Lisa. I like the ‘yet’.
For some reason known only to the WP gremlins, I have not been receiving notice of your posts for about a week, so I’ve hit the “follow” button again. Hope the sore leg heals quickly!
Thank you Cynthia. I appreciate the effort. I wondered whether you were ok.