Someone should have told me that when you get a little flock of ex-battery hens you will spend all of your spare time watching their antics. As well as all of the time that you should be doing other everyday things. And not to mention all of the time that you should be doing other important things. I am behind schedule with everything. After they arrived I totally missed Sunday Skills and this week I'm late with a very poor effort!
I love autumn. It's my favourite season.But it's not really established here and the days are sliding through a slow transition that is characterised by greyness. Dull days,shortening into cold dark nights. We have yet to get the bright crispness of true autumn although there are signs of impending harsh times.
For a while the swallows have been gathering on the wires, readying themselves for their epic journey to Africa. When I saw the title of last week's Sunday Stills Challenge I thought they'd make a great subject and went out to find...
Last year the hawthorn gave an early display along the hedgerows.The ruby shimmer in the evening gloom was breathtaking and it looks like it's going to be the same this year.
But for all of the gloom there are good things too.
Like harvest time.I'm always impressed by my neighbour's garden produce.
And along with some of Nature's own we have the perfect ingredients for cooking and baking.
Time for some apple and bramble pie I think. Rich,golden pastry and gloops of thick,sweet,yellow custard. Mmmm. Delish! As I said, I love autumn.