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Out & about… November

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

November saw the last of the autumn leaves…

…and their stunning show of colour.

Seed heads are also at their best at this time of year.

There are still some wonderful mushrooms to be found.

This crimson red variety was hard to miss against the bright green grass.

We often walk in the hills & fields that surround our house.

We share them with the local livestock – sheep, goats, cows, horses, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese…

The mile upon mile of hand-built dry stone walls keep the animals from straying too far- so it’s bad news when a hole appears!

Here a quick, temporary fix is made using an old wooden ladder.

Farmers are masters of ‘make do and mend’…

..here an ingenious use of an old tyre as a gate hinge – it’s obviously done the job for many years as the layer of green lichen attests!

Whilst there’s plenty of open land in the hills & fields, the valley bottom’s much more crowded – buildings, railway, roads, canal and river all jostle for space.

November’s been all sunshine & showers…

…there’s been no shortage of puddles…

…it seems to change by the hour, but it does lead to wonderful sights like these.

The recent cold, blustery weather are signs that winter’s around the corner… and we’ll be back next month with December views.