I was quite scathing about Autumn just a few weeks ago here, bemoaning the fact that I am getting up these days in the dark, but now that it has been set as a photo challenge I have to pretend that I like it, or else give my trusty mobile phone a rest for a week and sit at home and sulk.
And there is no doubt that Autumn can be quite beautiful. There are trees changing colour:
Sometimes a whole road of them:
(those two pictures were taken two minutes apart, the ones in our back garden are way ahead of the ones in the front).
And of course, there are crop circles:
And that should be the end of the post, but I did not in fact take the picture above, so it’s time to pay tribute to this week’s guest photographer. The field above is on a steep hill coming into Greystones where the bus gathers up considerable speed, so my attempt at taking the photo ended up like this:
As you can see, not only did I not get the bales of hay, I didn’t even get the field. So today I left my mobile at home for the day (that’s no big deal, no-one ever rings it) and this afternoon Mrs Tin headed up to the field. She walked along this path (note fallen autumnal leaves):
Got to this hedge:
Took this picture for some reason:
And ended up with this:
with bales of hay, multi-coloured trees, trees beginning to look bare, in short all of autumn in just one shot.
And she did all of this just so I could use a “crop circles” joke on my blog.
Did Anne Hathaway ever take photos to help Shakespeare with his work? I think not.