Having been to Westonbirt a couple of weeks back I was quite keen to get back there before my membership expired, and set off there quite spontaneously after lunch last Thursday. The drive there was very enjoyable, with the autumn leaves still on the trees near the country lanes, and I'd seen a pair of herons as I'd driven over the Avon at Kellaways. I paused in the village at Westonbirt to get a picture of the buildings and almost got a shot of a kestrel that landed on a telegraph pole next to the car (naturally, it flew away at the last moment).
Having previously visited Silk Wood and the Old Arboretum I decided this time to explore the open space in between the two, where a docile mixed herd of cattle were grazing amidst some quite magnificent and huge trees. I had planned to blip a shot of the cattle under the trees, but having blipped cows the previous day I have instead chosen one of the trees in its autumn glory.
Returning through the Old Arboretum it was noticeable how different it looked from just a fortnight earlier, with far fewer acers still showing their crimson or yellow colouring, and also how quickly the light began to fail half way through the afternoon. Nevertheless, there was still much to see and enjoy there.
Consecutive Blip #051
A Trip To Westonbirt Arboretum, 8 November 2012 (Flickr set)
Lenses: Pentax 12-24mm, Pentax 17-70mm, Sigma 70-300mm
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
The Kinks - Autumn Almanac (1967)