I've not managed to go cycling the last couple of Saturdays as I've either been assembling Ikea bookcases (the workroom tidy-up is still "in progress"!) or away visiting the grandparents.
Yesterday it seemed too wet. This morning it was probably even wetter but I set off anyway as I was keen to get out on my bike just for a couple of hours.
The heaviest rain occurred just after I'd started. I briefly "sheltered" under some trees.
Then carried on my way, still expecting that I would probably have to cut the ride short.
Decision time was at the crossroads next to the big stone. The rain had eased so I decided to stay out!
I lingered at the Clochoderick Stone to try yet again to get a decent photo. This one's not bad - it shows all the rumply crevices, but it doesn't give you any idea of scale (it's 12ft high!).
The cows in a neighbouring field had a good old nosey at me!
Sheep may safely graze.
I like the little tree-covered mound in the distance. It's in the previous photograph too, taken from the other side.
The view back down the road from where I'd stopped to take the last photo.
Autumnal hedgerow vegetation.
A patch of blue sky! Vapour trails.
Cherry scones for breakfast this time.
Later on that afternoon, I finally saw our first peacock butterfly for this year, warming himself in the sun on a step. The day did brighten up quite a bit and stayed dry all afternoon. I still wore socks though, the first time for a while, Autumn is definitely on it's way - I'm not complaining - it's one of my three favourite seasons!