It's the old traditional British Harvest festival today, and the huge bright full harvest moon was up last night as it will be again tonight.
Went up on to Gray Hill in Wentwood, it was such a calm, clear morning and the views were beautiful- a really lovely early autumn day.
The bracken is still thick and green but starting to yellow in places. Found a bright green Broom Moth caterpiller which lives on bracken, and also a beautiful toad burrowing itself, with its back legs, into the thick grass and earth.
The Rowan trees are covered in bright red berries, don't get many of these trees down in the valley but there are plenty on the hills, the gorse too is in flower so it was very colourful up there.
The numbers of swallows and martins are declining, sadly, just a few late stragglers- It's sad to see them go, the skies seem empty and reminds me that another Winter is on the way.