What a beautiful week it’s been on Southampton Common! The late September sunshine accompanied by bugs, butterflies, and bees and dragonflies has made me very happy indeed.
However, there was more than just that to delight me: spectacular crepuscular rays playing around the corners of the Common….
mist rising eerily across the ponds and fields…
spiders webs glistening in the morning light. The Common was a big chunk of heaven this week and I was lucky enough to be there.
Even with all this summery weather, though, autumn has been in the background, reminding me that it is about to take over. The trees are slowly losing their leaves, fungi are popping up everywhere and plump sweet chestnuts tempt me to pick them up and photograph them, until I remember how sharp their cases are.
I am loving this time of beautiful transition.