The time of year is upon us where the nights start drawing in and the rusty browns and oranges of Autumn become apparent.
Yesterday we spent a lovely afternoon walking around Dartington in Devon in the hope that the Chestnuts would be ready for picking. Still a bit early for them but instead we were greeted with some wonderful colours of Autumn. Not being flower expert I was surprised to plenty of Crocus in flower, reminded me more of Spring.
There was, of course some fine examples of Squashes and Pumpkins. No autumn would be complete without a display of pumpkins!
The leaves are just beginning to turn too. Won’t be long before the Westonbirt Arboretum will be in full display. I’ve never been but I hear its spectacular.
Finally we came across a ladybird with a deep interest in a chestnut casing that had been blown by the wind off the tree.
All in all. A lovely day and one that makes you glad to be alive.