Amazing autumn light yesterday on my dog walk. I have been quite bad about taking the camera with me over the past months, mainly because dog walking done in the pitch dark doesn't offer a lot of scope for photography. Well, it might if I really got to grips with the interior workings of my camera, but I haven't.
I wanted to photograph the lichens and frost blasted leaves before they are covered up by Spring.
I want to go back and get a better, less hurried look at the amazing patterns on this tree. I was so struck by it I forgot to look and see if it was elder or hawthorn, and as tree spotting is not amongst my skills, can't alas tell from the photo.
Lords and Ladies (or Jack in the Hedge) is already lurking at the foot of the hedges. I was cheered to see the nettle sprouting too further along. It will no doubt get me later in the season. It always does.
It was too cold for the pigs, whose paddock is out of the sun. I completely saw their point by the time we got to their part of the valley, though dog did not and plunged into the icy stream.