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“They sicken of the calm who know the storm.”
― Dorothy Parker

Before ‘St Jude’ batters all the leaves from the trees, we had a last minute dash to Saverake Forest in Marlborough to the Avenue of Autumn Trees to try and capture some shots. It was quite beautiful – and surprisingly calm given all the hype about the weather. Maybe I’ll be eating my words by the morning…




Of course, Buddy had to come too. He’s been everywhere with me this past week (mostly!) He even spent two days in the office at work and of course absolutely loved every second of the attention, scraps of food and general lordship that he was able to have over everybody. Plus the fact that every time somebody went out for a cigarette, they took him for a walk too!




So we took him as well, and in return we had him pose for us a couple of times amongst the Autumn leaves. He didn’t grumble…too much!




Savernake is a beautiful but extensive Forest. Roads and trails lead off from all angles and there’s so much to explore. We didn’t stay around too long as the acorns and conkers were starting to fall from the trees – definitely a painful experience! Plus the conkers were incredible…they looked like tiny hedgehogs on the ground and the forest floors were littered with them…

1Anyway, according to news reports we are supposed to prepare to be without power, water, electricity and every other necessity going (including internet of course!) by morning, so I better post this before it’s too late…! Even Michael Fish has come out of retirement to offer his words of wisdom for this storm… we shall see!


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“Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.”
Robert Browning

It has been a while! But I’m back with shiny new (Orangey) Autumnal photographs! Okay I won’t get your hopes up too much – it’s not properly Autumn here yet. The temperatures are still around 18 degrees C in the day which is madness for this time of year, but we did have a fantastic storm last night – so there’s hope for more Orange!


I’ve been walking Buddy the last week or so, at the local lakes. So it was nice to pop down to the meadow this evening and get some photographs whilst letting Buddy explore without the distraction of lots of other dogs. (And they really do distract him, he comes home exhausted!)


In just  a few short weeks the meadow has changed dramatically with the long grasses starting to wind down for the season, and mushrooms replacing blooms. It’s still beautiful though, and the sunset complimented the slowly changing colours perfectly.


Of course, what’s a blog entry without a bit of Buddy! These were taken at the weekend – he doesn’t like to pose so much these days, but instead carries pebbles in his mouth and glares at me…


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