The sun's lower in the sky, making the light more muted, casting long shadows interrupted by spotlights of sparkling sunlight. The beech woods of the Chilterns are simply stunning at this time of year.
The leaves are turning and will soon set the hills alight with a blaze of reds, golds and browns.
The berries are ripening, providing a welcome chance for wildlife to feed up before the harsh winter months set in.
The seeds are set, each one cleverly designed to maximize its chances of being successfully dispersed, be that by wind, animal, gravity or even by literally exploding and shooting the seeds away (known as ballistic seed dispersal).
|Conkers are starting to fall and be collected by children|
|Lupin seed pods after they've exploded|
|Agrimony seeds, covered in little|
hooks to catch on fur and clothing
The cool, damp weather is triggering the fungi to fruit and burst into life. There are so many shapes sizes and colours of fungi, literally popping up overnight.
What's not to love about Autumn!