Red and Gold

Today has been one of those almost perfect autumn days.

Fine and sunny for most of the day with just some high cloud building up later in the afternoon.

Driving home along our lane on  my return from Hospice at lunchtime I was struck by the abundance of bright red berries on the hawthorn all along the roadside.  They were particularly noticeable , the bright colour standing out against the bare branches, most of the leaves having piled up in our garden!

Later, as the sun began to sink towards the horizon behind Peel Castle out on its little island, the sky turned a beautiful golden yellow, reflecting off the dark blue patches of cloud above.  Much like the photo I took for my profile picture a year or so ago.

Isn't nature wonderful?




13 comments:

  1. Isnt it indeed. Every time I drive out into our countryside I marvel at how very lucky I am to live up here in such exquisite surroundings. And I am sure you do the same.

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    1. I always feel so lucky to live here. Growing up on a sprawling West London estate makes me appreciate the wonders of nature now.

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    1. Thank you. It was a quick last minute shot taken with my 'phone, so not the best!

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  3. It's super. Very moody and atmospheric and autumnal.

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  4. Fab picture and that does sound like a lovely day! Our day was rainy with some sun and it's chilly now!

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  5. My profile picture is one morning in Sicily, there were red and gold and lots of blue too.

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  6. Country folk often say that masses of red berries in autumn are the harbingers of a harsh winter to follow. I hope that they are wrong.

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    1. I've heard that too about Mountain Ash (Rowan) trees. Mine had hardly any berries this year so maybe milder than usual here.

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    2. I hope that doesn't prove to be the case. Winter seems long enough at the best of times.

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