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Friday, November 26th 2021

We are coming to the time when my eyes are not distracted by a movement or a flash of colour, showing that there could possibly be a bug around.  Now is the time to appreciate the views and scenes of Foxglove.  It is also time to stop and stare at the sky, often to see the rain approaching very quickly!  The forecast on Wednesday was for relatively mild and dry and not too much wind.  The blue sky across the moor was a delight.

I turned and walked across the middle moor towards the Stone Circle.  Oh what a change!

Instead of the golden brown Larch against a blue sky, I was faced with dull brown needles against an almost black sky.  The shadows from the stones were impressive.

I continued my walk across Hague Bridge and looked at the autumn colours.  The sky did not look so threatening, posssibly?

On to the the Sedge Warbler patch that has been cut and raked by the volunteers.  Back to black threatening clouds but the sun was highlighting the leafless trees.

Turning to head towards the Phragmites I almost needed my sunglasses on!

The sun was catching the reed seed heads making them glow in a golden light.  Overhead the rain clouds threatened.

We made it back to the Field Centre just before the rain started.


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