A Beautiful Autumn day today, respite from the grey, damp and sullen skies of late. In the woods the leaves in the breeze were falling like raindrops, there's some very vivid colours now, but at the rate they were falling today it won't be long before the branches are bare again. A few squirrels were clambering along the tree tops, making the most of a sunny day to hoard more nuts and acorns for the Winter.There is a wealth of wild fruits this year, the yew tree in the churchyard is bursting with red berries that the blackbirds and thrushes in particular, love to feast on.
Go, sit upon the lofty hill,
And turn your eyes around,
Where waving woods and waters wild
Do hymn an autumn sound.
The summer sun is faint on them --
The summer flowers depart --
Sit still -- as all transform'd to stone,
Except your musing heart.
How there you sat in summer-time,
May yet be in your mind;
And how you heard the green woods sing
Beneath the freshening wind.
Though the same wind now blows around,
You would its blast recall;
For every breath that stirs the trees,
Doth cause a leaf to fall.