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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…

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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!

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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!

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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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“The forest is never empty.”
― Cynthia Voigt

Today we made a revisit to Savernake Forest – this time heading into the Forest on foot with the accompaniment of Buddy! We headed into Savernake some weeks ago to capture the Autumn Avenue of Beech Trees, this time it was a bit more about mushrooms!

We discovered a huge fallen tree absolutely covered in them, sadly it was too dark for many of the images captured to be any good. But I do have a couple to share. We carried on into the forest and got some lovely autumnal tree shots.

Buddy enjoyed the walk too, it was a change of scenery for him and the forest is buried far away from any major roads so he was able to roam free which seemed to suit him. Plenty of squirrels were on hand for entertainment. William took the shot below of Buddy and his climbing antics….!

An afternoon of relaxation and recovery from a minor ankle twist is on the cards now. Enjoy your weekend!

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