It has been so sunny here today, and warm too. This morning the crystals hanging at the kitchen window made rainbows.
These vases caught the light beautifully.
Small piles of things with no proper home looked better with shadows.
And the park, where I went in the hope of finding lots of autumn leaves is still very green.
mast year', where trees put out extra nuts and seeds, in what seems like a coordinated effort, which provides food for animals but also a surplus, so lots of new trees will grow. I have never heard of this before and was fascinated. I had heard the word 'mast' for nuts and seeds but not for fruit-there is 'hard mast'-fruit in the form of nuts and seeds, and 'soft mast'-soft fruit. Interesting article about acorns here. The ones I found today were quite unusual looking, with scaly cups. Not sure what kind of oak they are from.
A rowan tree and a Spanish chestnut.
A beautiful avenue of Spanish chestnuts casting stripey shadows on the grass.