On the way to the summit we passed a real autumn conucopia of fruits such as these lovely blackberries with their beautiful coloured leaves.....
...some lovely purple sloes - I always feel it is such a pity they don't live up to their promise and are so very very sour and only fit for making sloe gin which I don't like!
I am sure these glistening elderberries weren't here last week when I came looking!
Distant views didn't disappoint ....
.. nor did close ups - aren't these teasels against the skyline pretty and isn't that sky an amazing blue?
I've been more aware of skies recently for some reason and have noticed just how beautiful the cloud formations are.
A pleasant place to sit and take in the view although this morning there was a chilly wind so a more sheltered spot was nicer!
We wended our way back to the car planning to stop at Montacute House for a coffee till I remembered I hadn't brought my purse containing the National Trust tickets so we came home and enjoyed a coffee in our own garden instead!
Thomas is wondering if he might do well in the cold frame! He's not silly as it was a sheltered warm place to sit and next to our table and chairs so he was in a good place for some fussing too!