Wednesday, 1 September 2010

A misty morning walk

This morning was the first really misty morning of the autumn. It was really magical walking the fields with the dogs at about 6:30. There is no one around at that time so I can enjoy the walk without worrying about running into other dogs.

At this time of year everything seems to be covered by spider silk, as autumn approaches the young spiders spin long threads into the air which act as parachutes catching the air currents and carrying them aloft and spreading them over great distances. The result is these threads get caught on the vegetation and look fantastic when covered in dew.

The Sloes or the fruit of the Blackthorns are looking really good this year. I will be harvesting some in the next few days to make this years Sloe Gin.

As I return home for breakfast the mist has begun to clear as the sun burns it off, today should be a lovely autumn day.

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