Autumn Appears

Work and other commitments pile up and you suddenly realise you haven’t had or found time to get out and take some pics or even add anything to the blog (I’m still sitting on a pile of photos to publish from out summer hols).  As a result, it’s now well and truly autumn and the countryside and our woods are now clothed in the mute colours of the season.  It’s also been very damp over an extended period.  In other words, it has sporadically been chucking it down for weeks and we had out first full blown storm of the season today (i.e. force 10 to 11 down in the Western Approaches and Channel).  On the plus side that means the fungi have put on an especially good display this year and, when the sun does squeeze out, the light produces some lovely glowing colours.  So to celebrate, here’s a selection of images taken over the past couple of weeks. 

Gear: all these were taken with a Nikon Z6 and its 24-70 f/4 S lens.  A rather good and very useful lens, especially towards the wider end.