Today has been a spectacular autumnal day, and as lovely as it was snuggling up to him indoors this morning and sipping coffee in bed, I had a bit of a realisation that we couldn't really guarantee many more sunny weekends this year and that we really should drag our lazy arses out of bed and 'do' something with the day.
We decided to take a walk to our local park. Man has never visited our local one since he's been living in this neck of the woods, and its been a good while since I've visited too, put off by a combination of rickety knees, an arthritic back and steep inclines - all of which combine to make a simple pleasure a rather painful one which rather puts one off.
Stevens Park in Wollescote is a beautiful place. It dates back to 1282 and has housed many families over the years. In 1930, a hugely wealthy local business man and great benefactor of the local community, Ernest Stevens, 'gave' the people of Lye and Wollescote the gift of the land along with the house, which was "to benefit the community with the provision that there would be no discussions of politics, drinking of alcohol and ball games on Sundays."
The changing of the season is becoming more apparent now. Although the day was unseasonably warm, the colours of the leaves are changing. The dew veiled the long grass in silver and beech masts, sweet chestnuts and horse chestnut casings covered the ground beneath their parent trees providing a banquet for the ubiquitous local squirrel population. We saw lots of them this morning foraging and racing up tree trunks to sit chattering at us as we passed underneath.
But that's usual here at Peapods isn't it?
Anyways.... here's some photos to look at whilst I go and polish me soapbox. And me conkers of course. You never know when you'll need a polished conker.
|No its not your eyes - its just a rubbish photo!|
There were loads of fungi - I've been looking at Google to identify them - so far I think this one is Fly Agaric
Massive fail on the others though. Anyone?!
Ooh I say! Is that a toadstool in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?
|Not sure what these berries are but judging the colour they are more poisonous than a very poisonous poison!|
Harvey's still traumatised by that toadstool.
Terahh a bit! xx