Where few trees or woodland forests exist.
Autumn colours are subtle and easily missed.
There are none of the severe frosts
that bring about the wonderful reds and orange shades.
Here the greens turn yellow or conker brown then fade
until one day, after a storm, they’ve gone.
But the jewel-like berries in the Cornish hedges,
Ubiquitous golden gorse,
of Field Maples
and Beech trees.
Russet browns of bracken,
burnished bronze in a low lying sun
and a shaft of bright lime
of a newly formed fern
turn your head
and catch your eye.
In October and November
when the cloud envelops the downs,
(which are really ups),
there is no colour at all,
just washed out greys
and hidden hills.
The sound of dripping rain
and calling geese.
But when the sun shines,
the sky is a clear cobalt blue,
the sea a shimmering silver
and sunsets a spectacular sight
on the horizon.
And you know that you are one of the lucky ones
To call this place Home.
Absolutely! What a fabulous round up, Jude. Wasn’t sure where you were going with it- my head is still full of the Annie song, but perhaps ‘today’ is more important. That last is a real beauty 🙂 🙂
Making the most of the season.
This is really beautiful Jude. And a lovely celebration of your home patch. Very uplifting!
Thanks Margaret, I am trying to be positive ☺️
It’s convincing a lot of the people a lot of the time.
What an amazing gallery Jude. Love the pheasant 🙂
He was an unexpected walker! I had to chase him down the road to get a decent shot.
Don’t you hate that when birds just don’t want to co-operate 😀
hope you gave him something to say thank you 😉
Well I didn’t take him home for dinner 😊
Well that’s definitely on the plus side for him!
Exactly! And I don’t go around with corn in my pockets despite being a country bumpkin 😂
lol! I carry dog and cat biscuits in Portugal!!
That’s because those feral creatures attack you! 😂
What a beautiful set of photos – autumnal colours are my favourite! What a fine looking pheasant too 🙂
It stays pretty green around here so you have to look for the changes. The pheasant was a lovely surprise.
There are many pheasant around the Fountains Abbey estate in Yorkshire – you do have to look out for them when driving as they have no road sense at all 😦
Yes, not the brightest of birds 😊
A poetic accompaniment to some truly excellent photos. Great work, Jude.
Best wishes, Pete. x
Many thanks Pete. A bit gloomy today though..
Same here, rain. 😦
What a lovely set of images, Jude and some great words!
Thanks Sue, a brief episode of energy, sadly lacking recently.
I think we’re all lacking energy, Jude
I know that I am 🙁
Fabulous poetry, and superb gallery – just wonderful Jude 😀
Thanks Becky. Sometimes I have to remind myself what it is that I love about Cornwall.
It is a beautiful county, and all on your doorstep 🙂
It is, but I have barely been more than 10 miles this year.
I know it is all very strange isn’t it – have you figured out your plan A, plan B and plan C for Christmas yet?
Plan A is as always – stay at home! We don’t ‘do’ Christmas 😍
You really do live in a beautiful part of the world, Jude.
If you looked out my window now you wouldn’t think so! Can’t see a thing!
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