Sunday, 22 August 2010

The Beginning of Autumn?

Another week end spent at Delamere Forest - principally for 16 year old to 'cycle' (jump ridiculous heights/lengths in association with bike - more or less!) Unfortunately he is now injured - yet again. Apparently came off bike front-wards. Face was saved by chin guard - slight tap of jaw on chin guard but no actual head injury as such. Skinned left elbow fairly comprehensively (10cm square dressing was only just adequate!), and, although his shoulder didn't hit the floor, the impact of his lower arm landing with such force has caused some damage. Collar bone seems OK but he wonders about at least a partial dislocation - noises made seemed to suggest this. Although stiff and sore he seems to have all normal movement so we're hoping rest will fix it!

All cycling was then abandoned. A gentle walk this morning, in beautiful sunshine, enabled me to collect some photos as inspiration for autumn needlework.

The elder berries, ivy and beech nuts are, as yet, very immature; but I was surprised at the depth of colour in the other berries and rose hips and we are still in August. Lots to work from!


  1. Sounds like you had a lovely time, even if you are a little stiff!

    Love the pictures, you have a real eye for colour and could even sell you pictures!

    Natalie x

  2. Lovely photographs Sue. Autumn is my favourite time of year I think.