Misty rays on Southampton Common

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DSC_0438DSC_0438_3It’s been another beautiful week on Southampton Common. There have been some amazing starts to the day, when I have seen friends emerging to greet me through rays of golden light (and people who are less delighted to see me moving urgently in the opposite direction!)

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DSC_0354DSC_0354_2On other mornings those who were trying to avoid me  won, with the mist concealing anything beyond the very immediate vicinity, clinging around the trees, making them simultaneously eerie and beautiful.

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DSC_0065DSC_0065_3The morning mist is one of Autumn’s great treats, draping everything in mystery and highlighting amazing spiders’ webs.

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DSC_0158DSC_0158 When it has been a bit damp out in the open I have retreated into the undergrowth to inspect the fungi. This has made me glad, as ever, of the extensive tree cover provided for those who wander in all weathers. And of the luxury of a warm home to return to with my soggy boots.

 

 

 

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DSC_0038DSC_0038_1All in all, it’s been another wonderfully varied week on the Common, and I have been very happy to start many of my days here.

 

 

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