This time of year is one of my favourites, the colours are always changing, vibrant, and when the sun is shining it's hard to resist going out and enjoying them.
After a week of solid rain yesterday morning was bright and sunny, this was the view when I stepped outside to let the chickens out. No fancy editing, just how it looked, blue sky and swirling mist.
Do see what I mean about the colours, vibrant and subtle, all at the same time.
With views like that, and good weather I couldn't resist sneaking off walk to go out with Mum, Dad and the dogs.
We went on one of our regular routes as we needed to collect our weekly eggs from a neighbouring farm, my pet chickens look pretty but are lacking in egg production when we get to this time of year.
One part of the walk is one of my favourite spots.
Along a muddy track is a collection of tumble down buildings, and this glorious Y shaped tree. The cottage had some work done on it a few years ago, unfortunately without planning permission, and definitely not complying with building regulations, and work has now been abandoned. It's built in a similar style to our cottage, thick stone walls, 2 downstairs rooms and 2 upstairs, hopefully someone will rescue it before it falls down completely.
Heading home again we came across this seasonal decoration at a neighbouring cottage, I know how the poor witch must feel, the collection of isolated properties does mean we have rather a lot of phone and electric poles about the place.
Finally home again for coffee, cake and bones, feeling ready to get on with a days work.
The shop has been quiet recently, I spent the best part of a week in bed with flu, and have spent the past few days catching up. Next job on my list is to go through the stock I have leftover from shows, some will be going up as a pot luck sale, and some others in the shop with a discount so keep your eye out over the next couple of days.