Monday, 13 November 2017

Kicking through the autumn leaves


Our walks this week seem to have taken us towards the woods....



There is still a patchwork of autumn colours to be found.


I'm afraid I do revert to childhood and can't resist kicking through a pile of leaves just for the fun of it!


It's amazing how one side of the wood there are still plenty of leaves on the trees whereas on the other side they have already fallen, both sides have a different beauty to portray.



I had a number of queries following my previous post expressing surprise that anyone can pick up fossils along the beach so I thought I would show you some that we have found over the years, most of them have been found wandering along the beach at Charmouth.


Round Ammonites and cylinder shape Belemnites, are the most common  they are both extinct type of Mollusc, which creatures today would include octupus, cuttlefish, snails and slugs.

Top picture marine worms, bottom picture fossil wood.

As I mention in my previous post in the comments, if the fossils are loose on the beach the public can take them away, the reason behind this if they aren't picked up they will be eventually washed out to sea and lost. For further information see Charmouth Fossil hunting and there is a very good historical novel  called Amazing Creatures by Tracey Chevalier which tells the story of the famous fossil hunter Mary Anning and is  well worth reading.

Hope you are all having a good week, thank you for visiting.
Sarah

25 comments:

  1. I remember fossil hunting on Charmouth with my son gosh, quite a number of years ago now. It was such fun, we must go back there again soon.

    The woods look like a lovely place to walk.

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  2. I read that book and thiroughly enjoyed it. The leaves under foot are an autumn treat to me.

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  3. I loved Amazing Creatures, I think of it whenever we go to Lyme. Such an impressive woman.

    Your photos are gorgeous by the way, so atmospheric. That looks like ancient woodland? It's beautiful. I kick piles of leaves too :o) XX

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  4. Yes the woodland is Langdon Woods at the base of Golden Cap.
    Sarah x

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  5. Such beautiful photos. Meant to comment on your last post, not sure what happpened. I too loved the Tracy Chevalier book. Would love to stay near Lyme one of these day. B x

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  6. Beautiful photos! We're already under snow here - so early this year, UGH. I really enjoyed your post. xox

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  7. Such a beautiful view in your opening picture.
    The book I read and enjoyed.

    There are parts of the Karoo, where a road cutting or road gravel heap might reward a patient search for fossils. But nothing like your treasures.

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  8. Wow, amazing photos of those fossils! I love walking through the woods in autumn and love your pictures.

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  9. Wonderful landscapes and amazing fossils! You are lucky, you live in a wonderful corner of the World

    Marina from Spain

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  10. Wow, I must show your fossils Mr. Wonderful, he is allways interestet.

    Sigrun

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  11. Thank you for taking us with you. I've enjoyed the journey in the Woods.
    Grüess Pascale

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  12. Such beautiful photos of the woods! Can you walk here from your house?

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    1. It would probably take a couple of hours to walk there so I'm afraid we took the car. Sarah x

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  13. Sarah, I didn't think I could find anything more beautiful than where you live. Then, I see you have woodlands. You really have it all. I would be excited like a child to find fossils on the beach.

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  14. Wow! My first time here and I LOVE your photos! Excited now to go through your blog and explore more.

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  15. Some beautiful and almost surreal colours in the leaf carpets in the woods where you walked, Sarah.

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  16. I loved the book Amazing Creatures, and it taught me quite a bit about the history of hunting for fossils in Dorset. (and how unjust things were for women who found valuable fossils) I was also interested to know anyone can pick up and keep fossils these days, but your explanation was logical, they might otherwise float back out to sea. I enjoyed your autumn leaves, and yes, what can be better than kicking some up into the air!

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  17. I'm fascinated by the fossils. It's a good thing I don't live nearby, or it could become an obsession. I'd love to visit there someday, though.

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  18. Beautiful pictures of the woods!

    Jenni from Virginia

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  19. Your walk is breathtakingly beautiful. The moss on the trees is my favorite. That green so thick covering the big tree. I hope to return to blogging in the new year. Just posted on my blog yesterday. I hope you will come by. x Kerrie

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  20. I really wish I had the time to get out to walk in the woods at the moment! I enjoyed seeing your photos though :) I read Amazing Creatures quite a few years ago and really enjoyed it. I'd like to read more Tracey Chevalier, that's the only book of hers I've read so far.

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  21. Your photos have brought me a comfortable time. Thanks a lot. Happy Sunday.

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  22. What a beautiful walk, just lovely...
    Have a great saturday!
    Love from Titti

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  23. Beautiful!! The woods looks enchanting! Ohh my heavens, wish I was there picking some of those fossils. I like Tracey Chevalier so I will look for the book. Thank you for sharing the beauty of the place where you live!!

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  24. Such a lovely walk! It looks so very English. I miss it. Your fossils are gorgeous. I loved 'Amazing Creatures' and really wanted to walk along the beach to find my own fossils.

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