I decided it was time I took Buster for a walk in the woods today as the weather wasn't too bad. It kept raining then the sun came out then it rained again. You know the sort of day. I did manage to stay out of the rain fortunately, though it was very muddy underfoot and wellies were the order of the day.
I was hoping there would be a lot of fungi in the wood, but we had more at home on the lawn. Still, the lake was bathed in sunshine and mirror clear at times, with just the odd ripple from the breeze. The trees are looking stunning dressed in their Autumn colours.
A brave couple of lads were out fishing in a little boat
Mirror like water with Flagmount behind and the bull rushes in the foreground
Rocks and reflections
Autumnal bracken at the lake side
This rather horrid looking green stuff, I thought was paint. I reported it to the council and they have said it is algae. Jim had actually said the same thing! So it's a natural occurrence and not to worry about it. It makes rather a splendid pattern here though
Looped grasses and reflected white clouds
A view over the grass and rushes to Flagmount, more reflected cloud
Bits of the long sunken rowing boat still keep turning up
Beautiful ripe red berries
These are harder to spot amongst the gorgeous deep red leaves
My favourite fern in the summer and look at it now? Beautiful
Beech leaves in all shades
Reflected bull rushes
I can't resist them
A perfect reflection
A mirror image
This looks like a little boat
I did manage to find some fungi eventually. Beech leaves carpet the ground
What a cute fellow this is - like a fairy toadstool
Lough Graney through a great shaped tree
The last one of the Lough, through some trees, with a pool of glass in the centre and Flagmount behind
When I arrived home, I thought I'd photograph our fungi and of course one or two other plants got in the way too, like this red acer
This trailing nasturtium gets longer and longer, all from one plant
This strange bunch of creatures appeared on the rockery a few days ago.
Now look at them
There are loads popping up out of the 'lawn' (well, grass) too.
One in close up
This red grass on the rockery is finally making a small patch, after several years and 3 different gardens.
It's not really been a good day as I'm still in a bit of a hole and poor Jim suffers as a result. I know how hard it is for him but when the shadow falls, I just can't seem to do anything to chase it away.
Now it'll probably be next Spring before the builders start our extension which is in itself depressing.
Nothing else to add now....