Saturday, 11 October 2008

October Images

I haven't written about my two and a half acres for far too long so here are some October photos to fill the gap slightly:

I was walking my old dog a few days ago, in the rain, and came across this gorgeous little chap sitting in the middle of the road. I ushered him into the grass, well away from the cars, but not before I'd taken this shot of him - what a gorgeous colour he is, and what striking markings!

This image is typical of the things I find on the hill - it's insignificant, not colourful, not exciting, yet how beautiful is that lichen?

At the risk of looking far too pleased with myself, I am thrilled with this photograph. I was wandering round the garden in the rain (as you do), and thought this might photograph well - very chuffed that it came out so well.

And finally, do you see what I see in this photograph? I pass this tree stump every day on my walk, and I see the same thing every time. Do you see anything?

Look a little closer...

In case it's just me, I'd better describe what I see - a rather indignant squirrel, one ear up, one arm stretched out, as if making some point. Please tell me someone else sees this, and that it's not just me having hallucinations on my very slow walks with an old dog.


PG said... you point it out, I can see it. Gorgeous lichen and froggy, I do think lichen is so under appreciated by most people.

reeflightning said...

i saw it! you are not alone ;-)

Anonymous said...

That frog is adorable. You should be well pleased with those photos. They are excellent!

bear said...

Oh, dearie! A "one paw forward - three paws back" type year. Welcome back to both of us.

Excellent photos. We want to go with a fierce bad rabbit rather a squirrel but we are open to either :o)