Last night the nasty old fox turned up and killed all our chickens. So sadly Beryl, Meryl and little Sheryl are no more. We won't be able to replace them until we've managed to secure the orchard again. It will be very strange not having them around any more. I liked to go out and have a daily chook chat.
In the meantime autumn is making its presence felt. Clear blue skies by day and crisp nights. The trees have started to turn and drop their leaves.
These maples remind me of some of the beautiful Mystic Light shawls that have been appearing on Ravelry.