Sunday, 21 October 2012

Old Moor RSPB - Dearne Valley

I love Sunday mornings, lounging in bed, blogging and watching Create and Craft on television. 
Steve is pottering in the garage and is leaving me a lone to get on with what I do best.  Being lazy!
Today I have the urge to make my Mum a birthday card and have a few ideas bubbling inside.  Also I have another magazine poised to be cut up to go in my scrap book, oh and a cupcake recipe to perhaps bake for my Knit and Natter friends.  Unfortunately Steve and I are on a little diet at the moment so he isn't munching sweets, cakes and biscuits.  This only started for him yesterday so he's still very motivated.
We had a brilliant visit to Old Moor Nature Reserve on Friday.  The trees have changed to their Autumn foliage which is just beautiful.  I love the way everything changes almost overnight, and the colours are just stunning.
I always think of fabrics and lipsticks when I see such vibrant colours and dream of having a dress with a gorgeous pattern using the colours of the Autumn foliage shades.
We sat in a very crowded hide watching the wading birds.  Here's a Heron.  There were Golden Plovers and Lapwings.  The noise of their bird calls was deafening.
At Old Moor they also have a great shop selling bird feeders, jewellery, gifts and Christmas ideas and there is a smashing cafe where we had lunch.
I loved the texture of this seed head and didn't notice until I transferred this picture that there are little insects feeding on it.
Flowers clinging on to life for just a little while longer.
Not so black blackberries.  I wonder if they will get chance to ripen.
What a lovely day we had.  I can't wait to go back.

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