We’ve been on lots of walks through the countryside during the last week and it feels like we are bang in the middle of two seasons.
Most of the wild flowers and plants have gone to seed.
I’ve noticed lots of lichen and fungus appearing on branches where leaves use to be. The lichen below looks like the suckers on octopus tentacles.
One of our walks lead us past some horse fields. This one trotted over to us – hopefully he didn’t think we had pockets full of carrots. He seemed to really enjoy the attention and there were no other horses in the field so perhaps he was a bit lonely.
I love the icy, Wintery colours of this fungus.
And this wispy moss.
I’ve never seen seeds like this before, does anyone know the name of this plant?
Burgundy and mint green is a nice colour combination.
This lavender is now completely dry and colourless. If you look closely you can see the pods have opened enough for the seeds to scatter.
This is the view that made me feel like we’re stuck between two seasons. Cold day, changing trees, a green field and a cold moody sky. Scott took a great panoramic shot from the top of this field.
And that’s all for this week. I am hoping to find some time for pottering in the garden between Christmas prep and life admin. I always forget how busy this time of year is until it arrives again.