Well, really, it hardly feels like a couple of days since I was writing about September – what’s happening!
Yesterday I took this photo of the oak…
I had intended to write this post yesterday afternoon, but events got in the way. So, roll forward twenty-four hours and this is what it looked like this morning…
What a difference a day makes (and the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo) – the branches were being seriously tossed about – I imagine there will be significantly fewer leaves on it by the end of today.
Until now, I’ve felt that autumn was drifting in rather slowly this year.
The bracken is fast turning brown and starting to wilt,
this week I’ve started spotting a lot more toadstools,
and the holly berries are looking succulent,
but I suppose because it’s still quite warm, it hasn’t felt especially autumnal – not enough mists yet and only the one cursory frost.
Here’s the oak at the beginning of September for comparison.
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