Isn't a jewelled web a thing of beauty? (Even though the creator isn't in my eyes). A similar photo was taken last year in November (here), but on a much colder and foggier morning. I was so pleased that the hot humid air was lifting after experiencing the hottest September days that anyone could remember. Standing here under an acorn tree on a telling misty morning, I knew the heat would come again later on today but I would be savouring every moment of the coolness while I could.
Summer has been been wrapping itself around my beloved love of Autumnal September and I think it's time for the wire cutters to let Autumn have its glory (well, in my eyes anyway!).
On the hottest day I took myself down to the river to catch any cool air I could. I was happily rewarded with the sound of birds, lapping water licking at the banks and drying grasses rustling around me.
The rickety bench that someone had placed voluntarily at one clearing had been replaced with a more hand made version. Clearly there for long term use, and for those who just wanted to sit awhile to do exactly what I was doing right now.
The heat was intense and the white brush strokes in the blue sky showed that this heat was going to get harder to deal with even with the breeze making the changing leaves dance above me.
Occasionally the thump of wing on water broke the symphony around me. A feathered friend cooling its body while taking a dip in the water.
Seed heads still clinging on, waiting for that extra special gust of wind to carry them away to their permanent home.
Some seed heads providing short respite to the summer bugs.
In the distance my favourite tree was providing welcome shade for anything that cared to sit beneath it now that the harvest had been brought in, but this was a fair walk away and one that I needed to be near as the heat was getting more and more intense.
How I wanted to to just dip into that Fenland Drain, but it was time to be sensible and get into a cooked car to get home for a cool shower and plenty of water!
Summer, it's time to go and sleep until next year! Please let Autumn have its dance and showcase the colours that you have carefully put in place.
The good news for this Autumn loving blogger is that the heat is dissipating from this evening and into the weekend. My Autumn clean up in the house can continue, sleep can be caught up on without trying to keep cool and breathing will be easier. THANK GOODNESS!
So, without further ado and with the hope of a happy and less oppressive weekend, I bid you a wonderful Friday and a fantastic weekend ahead! Thank you so much for your comments, emails and Instagram messages, I really do appreciate the time you take to make contact. I feel a weekend of catching up with everyone coming on!