Watch the seasons unfold throughout a whole year in a few acres of Suffolk woodland.
Through the eye of a needle - Helen M. Stevens' extraordinary textile art
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
7th September - Sunny, but Cool!
After a breezy and damp night, the sun was shining first thing this morning - but there are plenty of clouds around, and I think we may get a bit more rain yet! Have you ever noticed how wet leaves have a wonderful sheen and shimmer? I was about to have a little grumble about how damp everything was when the sunlight caught the rainwater on the leaves and, it was like a magic lamp had been switched on. Everything sparkled!
Tiny gnats danced in the sunlight....
So, every cloud really DOES have a silver lining.
The colours were amazing, too...
A little later in the morning the sunshine had even woken up a few late butterflies - the comma has two flights each year, one in the spring and one in the autumn - obviously this is the latter! The little white "punctuation mark" on the underside of the wing was so bright that I feel sure it was only recently hatched.