It’s Autumn already…

and as far as I’m concerned I haven’t had summer yet. Well ok we did have a few days of blue skies and sunshine and yes at the beginning of summer there was the odd week or two where it was hot and we had doors and windows open but now although we’re having a few nice days the evenings are beginning to draw in and it’s quite chilly first thing in the mornings and late at night.

So I thought I should start looking around for some Autumn colours for you but to be honest the trees haven’t fully turned yet and neither have I been anywhere where there are the ‘right’ sort of trees for the colour but I will be doing so over the next few days.

Therefore in the meantime I went over to Hyde Hall last weekend and there were some wonderful vibrant colours in the gardens which gave me an excuse (not that I really need one) to click away with the camera. I had my Canon 50mm Lens that day as it a easy, lightweight and not to obvious lens on my camera and these photo’s were taken with that lens..

The previous week I had a another fun day out I as went off to some more marshland called Two Tree Island down by the river Thames estuary. Chris and I met up with another friend Terry for a day of hoping to get some good photo’s opportunities of maybe birds, flowers, insects etc. It was one of our lovely days weather wise and although I seemed to be clicking away with the shutter I wasn’t over happy with the outcome of the photo’s. It’s not easy to spend a day like that one walking around not only with a camera but a tripod which to be honest is what I needed to get those really sharp piccies of the flowers and butterflies so I’m afraid you’ve only got the one photo below.

Although we were told by quite a few others walkers/bird watchers/photographers that the kingfisher and Osprey were around and had been seen by many of them it wasn’t to be for us so I’m afraid I don’t have any real exciting photo’s for you although this is one I took of a bird (seagull variety – you can tell I’m not familiar with birds species!!).

To finish off my post I thought I would leave you with a lovely photo of what to do with your old wellies – don’t throw them out but fill them with soil, cut some holes in them and hang them on your potting shed!! Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you all again soon. Take care and stay safe!