Today, after last night, I have a banana and alkaseltzer for breakfast before setting off a little later than normal! It's 8:45 before I hit the road but the mornings have been getting rather dark and I don't have lights. It is indeed rather a gloomy morning so my photos aren't great.
I head out the village up the big hill. I was hoping the trees at the top would have turned copper but they're still lovely and green - let's not be too keen for them to change, they'll soon be bare for long enough! Lots of squirrels are crashing about in the branches and many leaves are tumbling to the ground.
A farm sign to add to my collection. I like the little red cap on the post and the telegraph poles behind.
Just after this point I turn right up a little road I've not been along for a while.
And another lovely sign, I like the ones with farm animals.
I park the bike and head into the woods to visit the little loch.
When I come back out the woods I end up chatting to a passing walker, you can see him disappearing down the road in the photo above. He's full of news about the locals and we gossip for quite a while. Apparently, just around the corner lives a vietnamese pot bellied pig owned by an airplane flying doctor, I do later see the pig (but not the doctor!)
Just as I pass this lovely dovecote it starts to rain heavily. I decide on a change of route and head home.
A yummy slice of choclate cake made yesterday afternoon rewards me after my shower.
Now to get some housework done...