Saturday, October 18, 2008
Above - Simonside Hills in autumn colour. Pity the sun wasn't shining.
Above - The moors here are not as idyllic as they seem. Nice sign....
Above - My favourites, don't they look fantastic...
The pics above are todays, but first, Friday.
I was working lates yesterday so I had a couple of walks at Boulmer with the l'il G in the morning. ( She's been a bit under the weather lately but seems to be perking up now. Barking, running, nipping, ragging her toys all seem to be in order...)
A couple of Blackbirds arrived high from the east. I was interested in Newton Stringer's Mistle Thrush arrival because there was one near the shore with Starlings this morning and they are not too common here.
3 Buzzards soared over the plantation, 4 Common Scoter were on the sea and a juv male Ruff flew NW from the beach.
In the warm sunshine a Red Admiral was gliding around the shore.
Back to today.
We took a drive over to Otterburn this afternoon. Didn't see very much other than 3 Redwings move W. We collected a good bag of Conkers on Rothbury main street, though they are not for stringing , Jane uses them on her ornamental wreaths. There are few things more evocative of autumn than these smoothly red nuts of the Horse Chestnut...