Beautiful transitions on Southampton Common

 

 

DSC_0493DSC_0493What 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.

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DSC_0720DSC_0720_2However, there was more than just that to delight me: spectacular crepuscular rays playing around the corners of the Common….

 

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DSC_0172DSC_0172_3mist rising eerily across the ponds and fields…

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DSC_0221DSC_0221spiders webs glistening in the morning light. The Common was a big chunk of heaven this week and I was lucky enough to be there.

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DSC_0134DSC_0134_1Even 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.

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DSC_0148DSC_0148_2I am loving this time of beautiful transition.

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