The golden and ruby colours of Autumn
The leaves are beginning to slowly turn.....
and we have had some spectacular sunrises this week.
I had to wear sun glasses on the way to work, it was so bright!
Coming home I stopped again this time to capture the sun rays over the sea.........
The colours in the Dorset countryside are starting to take on tinges of gold and ruby.......
We have passed this wonderful bus stop many times and admired it. This time as we were on foot, and could look at in more detail. Inside was the story of its creation.
West Milton no longer has a church, shop, pub or school and the bus stop was the only place the villagers met up. The villagers decided to improve the bus stop by building around the existing structure. They used the local yellow Ham Stone and then added this wonderful roof and entrance.
They even persuaded the local electric board to sponsor a weather vane, sadly this is no longer there. Don't you think it is magnificient?
Another community project is the wonderful Bridport Community Orchard. It was Apple Day on Saturday a chance to celebrate the orchard with songs, dancing, games, story telling, apple tasting and apple pressing and cider,
There was such a range of apples, my favourite one was called Rosemary Russet.
Under some of the trees, was a popular area with children - a chance to use their imagination and play amongst the cardboard boxes, so good to see in these days of computers.
The human fruit machine where I was helping out was also popular. Just like a fruit slot machine the aim was to match three apples. It was worth paying 20p just to laugh at us as we attempted to sound and look like the machine!
In the garden this week the marigolds and blueberry bush is my favourite combination.
Although these Michaelmas daisies are also beautiful!
Our grape harvest, despite lots of pruning this year, was still large and took some time to pick.We have made it into grape juice again, cheers!
Have you had a colourful week.too? Thank you for all the comments in my last post, it was fun reading all your family history stories too. Thank you for sharing them.