So, back in the UK - where did August go???
The weather was clement so I made time to go for a walk today to see what's been happening here while I was over in the Ariege.
|These felled trees in tidy piles in front of Apley Hall not only have a gorgeous variation of bark textures|
|but also a wonderful selection of patterns where they've been sawn.|
|A leaf with its stem and veins (to the right of centre)?|
|Such interesting and contrasting marks!|
|The renovation of Linley bridge over the River Severn is nearing completion.|
|It's going to look very smart once the scaffolding is removed!|
|The foliage and berries along the lane are lush and gleaming,|
|the enormous trees are looking as magnificent as ever|
|and pretty seedheads are starting to appear.|
|This inquisitive young bullock seems happy enough munching on the still succulent grass.|
|I love the bright red and amazing shapes of these hedgerow hips.|
|I came upon this puss cat, enjoying hunting in the undergrowth.|
|Shropshire certainly is a lovely part of the world to live in!|
|Especially here on the Apley Hall Estate!|