Autumn in the UK still looks green, even if it is a dull dark green! In my garden, the Cyclamen is flowering…

…and the new leaves are just appearing. I bought this plant as a Mothers Day present over 40 years ago – to be flowering in the spring, it must have been forced by the grower. When it didn’t flower the next spring my Mum thought it had died, but I decided to plant the corm under the tree in the garden. It has expanded quite a bit over the years from that single corm and puts on a pretty display each autumn šŸ™‚

A trip down to the pasture, our local nature reserve, to find an end of season Teasel -its final flower providing nectar for a solitary Brown Banded Carder Bee…

Food for Bees may be running out but there’s a good store of food waiting for the birds with berries adorning the Rowan…

…and the Hawthorn…

Autumn, of course, brings its share of inclement weather as we move towards winter. I got soaked through photographing our football match on Saturday…

…The match was a draw, so we’ve got to play again on Tuesday when, you’ve guessed it, rain is forecast šŸ˜‰

Catch up with Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge Here.

Missed out on taking part in CMMC recently – blame the Wyoming release in American Truck Simulator. At least there’s a O in the middle of Wyoming šŸ˜‰

Lets start with a herb – a very poisonous herb…

…Monkshood (Aconitum napellus). The root can be boiled and made into a tincture for external use to combat joint pain. Otherwise, it’s just a pretty garden flower but wash your hands carefully after handling it!

Football – Here are some members of our Youth academy watching a 1st Team match…

Here’s a tree in miniature…

…An example of Bonsai

Finally, sitting on my fence and hoping for more food…

…A Wood Pigeon.

All the photographs in this post were taken over the past week šŸ™‚

You can catch up with Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge here.

Lets start this week’s CMMC with something personal. I have new glasses šŸ™‚ …

… and that’s the X-Pro2 at the bottom – my daily use camera.

In the garden, the thistles continue to grow well and the birds are loving it. This is the flower of Great Lettuce…

…a member of the thistle family that grows to over 6 feet tall! The Brambles are also flowering and the berries are starting to set…

…If we want some of those we’ll have to be quick because we’ll be racing the Blackbirds for them! šŸ˜‰

To finish, this is the cover of my address book – the design is taken from Pueblo pottery…

That’s all folks – take a look at Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge and enjoy the photos – and perhaps have a go yourself šŸ™‚