Sorry for being offline yesterday, there was a problem with the server. It did make me realise how often I am on the website, tinkering, posting and generally messing about; and of course the stats were down to near zero. (Not that I bother about things like that of course.)
Yesterday was one of those rare, still autumn days – no real sun, but sudden showers and in between, the drip, drip, drip from the leaves still on the trees. Misty’s walk was to be to a forest, as there is more cover there, but sadly it was closed off for tree-felling operations. The natural Scottish oak woodland had looked as if it needed some TLC. The maintenance people usually just fell dangerous branches/trees and leave them where they fall to create an ongoing habit for small creatures. In the end we settled for a walk along the River Orchy.
Guess who forgot to take their camera? Annoying because there was the potential for some stunning shots. Not so much the colour of autumn leaves, but more the muted colour of rain glistening on the trees and occasional glimpses of a misty sun shining through the backdrop of nature. Absolutely stunning. Unfortunately my word pictures are not up to describing the beauty of shape, form and silent acceptance of the watery world. The river rushed alongside the little road, bracken the colour of burnt umber lined the verges and the trees were awesome in their acceptance of rain and the eventual falling of their leaves. Ditches were full of clear water lined with sunken leaves and burns rushed down the hillsides to meet up with the mother river. It felt us if we were a part of nature.
What a miracle.