It’s a mild autumn day and perfect for a stroll among the falling leaves. The squirrels are out in force today and the first one I encounter is just a few feet from my doorway. After that I see several more collecting nuts ready for their winter hibernation.
It is still so mild that even butterflies are out and I also see another hummingbird hawk moth but fail to photograph it. However while sorting through my images I came across two nice photos I had overlooked in my eagerness to post the previous humming hawk moth photos.
Meanwhile I reflect on today’s welcome news that eleven supreme court judges have unanimously ruled against Boris Johnson. I think it is the first time I have felt any relief since the start of the whole Brexit saga. It is a great day for the rule of law, if not democracy.
Just minding his own business … zen-like.
‘Nuts whole hazel nuts’ … a mouthful of nuts ready for winter
The hummingbird hawk moth close up from my last encounter.
Note the particularly long proboscis.
A red admiral butterfly seen for the first time this year.
A jay finds a convenient wooden handrail to perch on.
… and sheep are doing their best to keep the grass trimmed on the hillsides.