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Capturing some autumn colour on a chilly, sunny Sunday.


By kate123


Popped out with Eve and OH, this afternoon.
Eve was distracted, albeit focused on something in yonder corner..lo and behold, up popped a little mouse.
She had been sat concentrating for some time..obvious aware of the little thing creeping behind the shrubbery.
She didnt catch it as she’s not as quick as she thinks she is…
Lovely crisp blue skies, very chilly in the shade, but the sunshine was quote pleasant. We’d been out shopping earlier and after lunch, pottered in the garden.
Not much to see anymore. Any blooms I had are now gone. Only 3 roses, a nemesia, a salvia, a sedum and one dahlia flower remains. The leaf colour is transitioning very slowly this autumn. My acers haven’t been as striking as previous years..
Hopefully, I may capture some scenic pics out and about tomorrow.🤞

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This is why I like autumn - so much intricate colour iand pattern if you care to look. You've captured it well. What a clear picture of mousie.

23 Oct, 2023


I love the picture of the little mouse Kate.
You have a lot of Autumn colour in your garden.

23 Oct, 2023


Kate, your photos are so good, especially the Acer leaves and the mouse. I bet Eve will be looking around for that mouse all the time now ... :o)

23 Oct, 2023


Beautiful photos Kate, well done to capture the many vibrant colours of autumn 🙂.

23 Oct, 2023


Aw,I love the little Mouse,he posed for you so nicely ! ha ha.The colours in your garden are beautiful,same here,still so much to enjoy. :o)

23 Oct, 2023


smashing blog. The first frost will deepen the autumn colour too. Lets hope you mouse friend doesn't decide to 'come in' for the winter.
Its country cousin tried that here last year. It took me 3 days to catch the thing. preferred that to poison. released out side.

Hope work takes you to some pretty places.

24 Oct, 2023


Interesting photos Kate ...
I'm glad the little mouse escaped :)

24 Oct, 2023


Absolutely beautiful photos - so rich in colour.

25 Oct, 2023


Wow! Some gorgeous photos, and the little mouse is such a cutie! A couple of days ago I saw a Bank Vole! It scurried past me into the hedge, paused long enough for me to confirm not a rat, and then ran off. First one I’ve ever seen!

25 Oct, 2023


Thank everyone!!! Pleased you like the blog. I was happy little mouse managed to get away. However, I'm in Scotland this week, 5 days, OH messaged this morning with accompanying pics - Eve caught a mouse, then let it go...she was scurrying around for ages trying to find out, with no luck.
She's determined!

Eileen, I bet you'd give up quicker than Eve!!! She's got plenty of time mind you!
Karen I can only imagine your relief!!! Nice to see your little vole visiting though!

28 Oct, 2023


Oh, it wasn’t in the courtyard Kate. Thank goodness! It was in the street about half a mile away.

30 Oct, 2023

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