Sunday, 27 November 2011

November in Henstridge

November has been a greyish kind of month in our part of Somerset so Friday's blue sky and sunshine made a very welcome change. After parcelling up the orders and dropping them off at the local post office, we decided to take the long way back through the fields. We usually manage the Post Office 'run' (sedate walk) in about twenty minutes but with the sun shining and the birds singing, we were in no hurry.

As many of you probably know my husband is a keen photographer and never leaves home without a camera and several different lenses. I take a compact camera that fits into my bag. Terry photographs anything that moves while I prefer things that keep still! So while he is busy photographing birds I look for easier subjects and usually manage to discover something interesting.

Friday was no exception, fungi the size of dinner plates, holly branches with beautiful evergreen foliage and bright berries standing out against the bluest sky, a bright red post-box and bunches of newly emerging catkins.  Should catkins be flowering in November?

More of my finds - blue flowers thriving in concrete, a butterfly enjoying the sunshine, a group of purple berries and the most amazing weather vane.  How long has that been there?

I was feeling really pleased with my efforts until Terry spotted a grey squirrel sitting in a tree. I took at least twenty photographs - and this is the best shot I got. Terry, however, took the most amazing close-ups of the squirrel taking a nap, eating berries and playing hopscotch with a magpie! OK, the magpie bit is an exaggeration, but you get the picture.

Maybe it's time I invested in an all singing all dancing camera - but then again....


  1. omg, you must stop this before I pack up and move to England for this amazingly beautiful scenery! Seriously, beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing these. You caught the beauty and serenity of nature in these. I really enjoyed them.

  2. barbaraannefisher28 November 2011 at 09:51

    I’m so pleased you enjoyed the pictures. We live in a beautiful part of the world so it’s nice to be able to share a little of it.

  3. What a beautiful journey to the post office, thanks for sharing this! I love taking photos too.

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I look forward to reading more of your blog posts!

  4. barbaraannefisher28 November 2011 at 10:45

    Hello Spangle, thanks for calling in. Glad you enjoyed the photos.

  5. Wonderful pictures! It is always nice to take a stroll in beautiful weather. I think your squirrel picture is quite good!


  6. barbaraannefisher1 December 2011 at 11:22

    Hi Jess the squirrel picture isn’t bad – but you should see the one’s Terry took they are amazing! Glad you enjoyed the pics.


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