I took a couple of days off in order to relax and to give myself a long weekend just after my birthday, in mid-october
I went to Devon, to visit my parents (Prior to the new lockdown starting, and we have formed a support bubble, so all allowed)
The weather wasn't forecast to be great, but was pretty good when I arrived, so I suggested that we go out that afternoon and we went to the RHS Garden at Rosemoor, to look at all the autumn colours. There are some formal gardens - the roses are past their best, but the new cool' ( water features, and plants in blues and purples and grey-greens) and 'hot' garden (reds, yellows and oranges) were looking good.
|'Red Hot Pokers'|
And in addition there is parkland and woodland, and the beginnings of an arboretum.
So of course there are lots of trees and bushes with wonderful foliage.
And a little lake, and there's a hill with woods. And quite a lot of birds, most of the ones I saw were robins. We finished up with the kitchen garden, full of ornamental cabbages, and herbs,
We spent most of Sunday indoors cooking stuff and then eating them, then on Monday, when the weather was starting to deteriorate a bit, we went to Morte Pointe and went for a very windy, bracing walk along the cliffs,
They seem so much more exciting and strange, than seeing 'normal' wildlife like deer and foxes!