Well this is what I always say on the first of the month, its supposed to bring you good luck, so fingers crossed..
October is my favourite month, not just because its my birthday month, but because it has so many lovely things...scarlet berries, leaves in shades of gold, orange scarlet and bronze, prickly horse chestnuts, clusters of hazlenuts, mellow sunshine, misty mornings, michalemas daises. It has a sad wistful feel to it, and is the best of Autumn.
It has been a lovely bright windy day here today, the sun has shone, but there was been a bit of cloud, which has passed over fairly quickly. Its my first day off, so I spent most of the morning cleaning, and catching up with the washing and ironing. After a sandwich lunch, when Pete came in from work, we decided to go for a walk..
On the way, we had a brilliant view of Haytor across the town, its so lovely to be able to see the shoulder of the moor in all its moods..
We followed this little path, which takes you away from all the houses, and makes you feel as though you`re in the countryside. It was quiet, and in between the trees and shrubs you could glimpse views across the roof tops, to the churches in St. Marychurch, and the hills in the distance.
The Elders had been stripped of their berries, probably by the birds, which seem to love them, unless someone had collected them for Elderberry wine!
There were some lovely hawthorn trees
and the ivies are beginning to flower...
with nice views..
and the Ash have large bunches of keys...
we took the path upwards through the wood, where the sun was shining through the trees
we had a nice view of Berry Head from the road along the top, and it was nice to walk home in the golden sunshine.