Autumn Beauty – Guest Post by Ruadhri Dagg

Another day of fencing reconstruction and strengthening has kept me and Chris tied up all day, so I handed over the reigns for this blog to ten-year-old Ruadhri today. He disappeared off with my camera and has produced a rather lovely little post.

But one quick photo from me first. The sheep have now been moved into the other half of the big field in front of the house. They’re next door to the llamas now. Here’s the initial standoff!

Over to Ruadhri:

Autumn is beautiful. I borrowed Mum’s camera and took some photos.

First I decided to take the photo of this oak leaf because it was enormous. It was 12 cm long and 8.6 cm wide.

This is where they used to be crops but now it’s been taken over by thistles. There are lots in the photo as you can see, and a few weeks ago I found a huge caterpillar on a thistle. It had a curved horn at one end.

I photographed this elderberry tree because the colour of its leaves was a lot lighter than the other trees. I also think it looks nice against the bright blue sky.

Here is a view of the distance with a ploughed field and some beautiful trees.

And here are some poplars and oak trees behind our big field.

Thank you for reading my blog! Salut.