It started raining while we were out and about last night, and with the odd half hour here and there it pretty much hasn’t stopped since. Not a bad thing as we have been short of rain for the last month or two, but irritating when you need to take a picture for a competition when the subject is “Bone Dry”

A nice abstract from oil and water…when I next do this I will ensure I get the lens square to the surface of the water which will keep the oil drops in better focus. More images after the break:

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It was Debbie’s birthday today , so not much time for photography, then a curry and 3 bottles of Cobra meant that the photography that did take place wasn’t quite as focused as it should have been!

A rather macabre subject today. I didn’t set this up, someone had laced this twig through the deer skull so it was at about head height…I thought it created a particularly spooky subject. For those of you who would like to see something a bit more pleasant…

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As a young boy I had a friend who I used to go and see occasionally with my Mum. One of the real highlights of these visits were the pickled gherkins. For some reason we never used to have these (at least not in the early to mid 70’s) at home and I used to love the tangy crunch you got with them, plus no one told me at the time that they were actually cucumbers in disguise 😉

Still enjoy them to this day!

We had the coldest morning of winter so far today and a heavy frost. The budlea is definitely regretting sprouting leaves early this year…the clematis had not faired much better, but at least it was expecting this sort of weather.

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Rowney Woods was looking really nice today in its late autumn, early winter colours. I really couldn’t pick which image to choose for today’s picture so you get four…The main shot is of an area the Forestry Commission usually cut back once the bracken is past its best, I’m glad they haven’t this tear as the colour of the bracken really sets off nicely against the green of the moss.

This is the same area as the main image. The central main tree is the tree you see the trunk of in the main image.

Reflecting on Autumn

I’m a sucker for the silver birch shots, especially looking straight up from below…

Autumnal Silver Birch

…and when the sunlight catches them like this

Lighting up the Silver Birch

That was fabulous darling…do you mind if I smoke?

When in doubt as to what to do for the 365, rummage in the fridge!

I have no idea how this leaf managed to get itself stuck to the trunk of this tree, but I am grateful that it did as you don’t often see a leaf that is orange, yellow and green all at once.