Thursday, October 20, 2011

Another Autumnal Day - glorious!

How long can this sunshine last?  One again the wood is bathed in golden light.  The balance between green and gold has finally swung, now, toward the latter, but still in treetops there is a mixture of both.
There are marvellous shapes to be found, too ... this is last summer's teasel flower, now dried out and spiky and turning - you guessed it - gold!  It is a very convenient home for over-wintering ladybirds which find their way down into the depths of the seed head and make a cosy place for themselves to wait out the hard weather.  I never cease to be amazed at nature's ingenuity!

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