Autumn growing up in Guernsey was beautiful - lots of crunchy leaves in the Green Lanes and on the walk to the Foulon from my house, stormy seas crashing over the sea wall (very exciting even if it is, in all probability, the cause of my car's rust problem) along with conker time. However, Cumbria really does trump Guernsey in the autumnal colour stakes. The colours today in the (cold) sunshine were stunning, and really added to by the arrival of a few extra guests. They are lucky that they are so cute - anything else that tried to steal this year's crop of walnuts would've been shot with something other than a camera!
Whilst the thieves were less interested in the Copper Beech, they favoured the Walnut, the leaves on the Beech are still photo worthy!
My mother tells me this is a Wren - some lovely little aerial acrobatics from Mr (or Mrs!) Wren.
The heist in action.
A few mug shots.
My favourite from the morning. I, against popular opinion, prefer grey squirrels as a rule. However I was so pleasantly surprised at the joy of seeing this red squirrel nestled in to a storm of copper leaves that I might have a new favourite type of squirrel for the autumn season.
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