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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
― John Muir

The weather stayed nice (but cold) for most of the day so we decided to take Buddy and head to our traditional Autumn photography spot – Savernake Forest.

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It didn’t disappoint! Having waited a bit longer before visiting this year, the trees were more orange and the colours more vibrant. It’s not too far away but was worth the drive.

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Buddy seemed to enjoy it too and even went with the tradition of climbing on a log so we could photograph him (he’s very patient!) On the other side of the world, it’s my Mum’s birthday today – and I’m sure she’ll appreciate seeing some photos of Buddy from afar – Happy Birthday Mum!

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No firework photos today, whilst it is the 5th of November, the displays aren’t really planned until the weekend. Hopefully i’ll grab some shots then!

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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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