After days of dark, wet and miserable days, Friday evening developed such a glorious sunset over Bristol Channel, I had to photograph it from my bedroom window.
On Saturday I was at Corfe Mullen, just outside Poole in Dorset by 8.30am for their BioBlitz (see previous posting last Friday). It was a great day but by mid afternoon I'd finished work so headed home. En route home was the Stock Gaylard Oak Fair, North Dorset which I last went to in 2008. I love this Fair, and on Saturday I had time to have an hour and a half wandering about in fabulous sunshine before it closed.
Lots of toys to play with..........
................... things to burn !!
Things to buy............
........things to saw
and arty photographs to take......
And piles of wood.............
Or if I looked the other way, it looked like this.
Or if I looked towards Cerne Abbas it looked.... well you're getting the picture now!
I did make it to the pub eventually, and quaffed a most welcome cider shandy, read the paper and hoofed it back home.
That was Saturday.
By 9am Sunday I was back in Wiltshire (via Dorset and Somerset) for my day off this weekend. I have to admit I was not the most energetic of people in the morning, absolutely nothing to do with the cider shandy, or bottle of red wine, followed by muesli when I got in. Anyway, we had a quiet morning, which involved doing something interesting with a plum tree. But in the afternoon went for a walk, to Bedwyn Brail.
Bedwyn Brail is adjacent to Great Bedwyn on the Wiltshire/Berkshire border and a walk I'd not done before. Setting off in glorious autumnal sunshine, the much beloved and self hoofed it up a hill.
Or let me rephrase this. We hoofed it half way up the hill until autumnal produce caught our eye........
But at least the views were stunning
But eventually the rains subsided and we continued our walk.
past sweet chestnut
So we parked at the bottom of the Avenue and walked up it towards the circle
of trees and stones
or texture of the rock
Before walking back down the Avenue as the sun began to set..........