Sunday, 22 September 2013

'Indian Summer' afternoons

There is bryony in the hedgerows

There are acorns on the oaks.

The last butterflies sip in the last flowers.

Dog roses turn to red haws and hips on the bush.

Elder takes on a mantle of black jewels.

The footpath cuts across the furrows in single file.

Leaving the curves to the lie of the land.

Grazing in the knee deep grass, the sheep meander up the hill.

The final flowering of meadow flowers nestle in the hedgerow.

Sun and shadow dapple the green lanes.

Whilst neat farms dwell in the nest of fields and trees.

Purple flashes in the green, catching the eye.

Whilst teazles dwarf the signs inviting you on.

History can be found tacked to the brick wall.

Or standing on the side of the road.
Homeward bound.



12 comments:

  1. Glad to know that you had a sunny day. We had typical autumn grey day! The soil looks good loam and fertile! Lovely photos!

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  2. Isn't this season wonderful? Lovely photos - freshly turned earth is magical,waiting to nurture the next season's seeds.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Ruby

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    1. It was one of those glad to be alive days.

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  3. Wonderful photos Charlotte, would love to be there myself.......I love Autumn and all it's beauty.

    Claire x

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  4. I'm going to look out for Bryony as it was very nearly my name !
    Autumn is so beautiful.

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    1. It is a lovely name. Our hedges are covered in these slightly matte and beautiful berries.

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  5. I do love this time of year, we have had so many beautiful afternoons like that this year. Enjoy x

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    1. Thanks Ruthie, when time allows I plan some paintings

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  6. Very inspiring! Such a wonderful time.... gorgeous photos!

    xo
    dulcy

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    1. It's the colours that do it; I should post Tim's photos as they are much better than mine.

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  7. That was a delightful Autumn walk and now I know what Elderberries are! I have them all about, and didn't know the name. I adore all your little felt creatures, especially the mice.

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