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As most of you will have noticed, I haven’t posted anything here for nearly two months.  I have been quite busy and have had to limit the time I spend on-line.  I decided that I would use that time answering e-mails and just reading other people’s posts and commenting on them instead of writing my own posts.  I also realised recently that I haven’t been reading as many books as I used to and I missed that pleasure, so my on-line time has been reduced further.

An extra problem I have had for the past couple of days is an inability to post comments on your WordPress blogs.  My words disappear immediately I click on the send button.  Some of my comments have arrived in your in-boxes but most have completely disappeared.  Some have been discovered in spam folders so may I ask you to have a look to see if a comment of mine is there, please?  I haven’t commented at all on your more recent posts as I knew it would be a waste of my time.  I have read them all and have ‘liked’ them.  As soon as everything is back to normal I will be commenting again.   I have contacted the WordPress help team and they have re-directed me to Akismet.  I am waiting to hear from them to see if there is anything they are able to do.

Now that the nights are drawing in I will probably have a little more free time and might manage a post or two to let you know what I have been doing.  I enjoy blogging and have missed it!  Meanwhile I have included a couple of photographs I took late this afternoon.  Autumn has well and truly arrived here!

Spindle with berries (Euonymus europaeus ). The leaves turn a delicate shade of pink in the autumn.

Spindle berries are bright pink and when ripe, split open to reveal orange-coloured seeds!

Common Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna ) with its berries, which are known as Haws.

Pyracantha covered with scarlet berries. I have just finished pruning our pyracantha and have got it neat and tidy for winter.

This evening’s gentle sunset.


My music choice for this post is ‘Dream of Me’ by Kristina Train.

Thanks for visiting!