Autumn in the air

This last few weeks as I’ve stepped out of the door each morning I can’t help but feel autumn in the air. Summer is most certainly¬†drawing to a close. Blackberries are ripening in the hedges, the first hues of the beckoning season are beginning to appear, the House Martins have reared their second brood which are preparing to fledge any day now, and there have been a few misty mornings bringing with them that earthy smell that I associate with autumn. It isn’t quite here yet though and these past couple of weeks I have been enjoying those moments that you only really get at this time of year, when the last of the summer’s butterflies bask in the morning sun and dragonflies perch peacefully between flights. One species which I always enjoy seeing is the Small Copper. This year […]