Thursday, 4 October 2012

Gold and Rush

The morning rush hour on Blacka is the migration of birds to the west. Suddenly it's October and autumn's specialities just need a blend of mist and sun to create a spectacle. Those who are gold fanciers will be looking to the birch and the beech.

Later on bracken may also gild the hillsides but not yet. It knows its time and place if anything does and is content to allow the true trees to have their moment of glory.

It's the members of the crow family that are the most reliable commuters. There's a relaxed freedom in their flight that always catches the attention. Just now other smaller birds are busy making to the west. In recent days only geese have been seen going east.

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