Sunday, 8 November 2009

The fireworks of autumn

This weekend I managed a brief walk in this sunshine on Saturday afternoon. The autumn colours are beautiful, and with the absence of high winds still largely on the trees. I was privileged to see my second bullfinch of the year - a small group of them feeding in the trees. Sadly they were too shy to afford a photograph, but it was nice to see them.

On Saturday night I went along to a fireworks display with my father. That curiously British tradition of celebrating a failed attempt to blow up the houses of Parliament, by shooting thousands of pounds worth of gun powder into the sky! It was fun - but I was slightly disappointed this year. The fireworks seem somewhat less spectacular than the autumn colours.


  1. I won't extrapolate Guy Fawkes to the present day for comparison. I'm an any-excuse-for-a-party girl myself, but that celebration does seem a bit unusual now that you mention it.

  2. It has sounded like world war 3 around us this week..more bangs than colour lighting the sky. Thank goodness we have the beautiful autumnal shades around us. FAB.


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