As the weather turned out much better than expected today, I couldn't resist the opportunity to head out for a walk. The first part of the walk took me along my usual route by the golf course.
There are still lots of berries on the trees to feed the birds over the winter. Combined with the white lichen, the whole effect looked *whisper it* quite Christmassy.
This little multi-coloured leaf glowed amongst the grass.
The unseasonably warm weather seems to have persuaded this elder that it's already spring as it had lots of new growth.
My Dr Hessayon guide tells me this shrub is Euonymous europaeus 'Red Cascade'. I've never seen one before and it was really striking with its bright pink and orange flowers.
In fact, I was surprised how many plants were still in flower.
Reaching the end of the path, I wasn't ready to turn back towards home so carried on across the railway line.
Loved this little gypsy caravan sitting in a field behind a farm.
The horses were far too interested in one of their friends at the other end of the field to pay any notice to me.
On the far horizon, I could see Rivington Pike which we walked up earlier this year (it's the small bump which you can just make out, though it was clearer in reality).
And this was where I eventually turned for home with the autumn sun already low in the sky. It seems such a bonus to still be having warm sunshine and blue skies well into November- long may it continue. Well, at least at the weekends when I'm free to enjoy it.
Otherwise, it's been a fairly quiet weekend and I made progress on a couple of projects, including this winter embroidery. I want to do a little more stitching before it's time for bed so I'm going to have to love you and leave you. Enjoy what remains of the weekend. x