Yesterday I walked through the village to buy some eggs from the farm. There is a cute little ‘egg hut’ on the fence, which is stocked daily with cartons of lovely, fresh, free-range eggs and you pop your money into a little ‘honesty-box’ !
I love the fact that the farmer trusts the villagers and also that we, the villagers, are so trustworthy !
After I had purchased a dozen, brown eggs, I wandered across the Village Green, chatting to a friend on my mobile phone. I was engrossed in the conversation and, as we laughed and gossiped I strolled along the path towards some bushes. Then, as I rounded a corner, I saw this glorious sight and just HAD to capture it. Leaving my dear friend hanging ‘on the line’, I fiddled about, switching my phone onto ‘camera mode’.
The resulting photo is not very good …………. the light was bad because I was shaded by trees and was hurrying because I was standing in the way of dog-walkers and a hiker. It certainly doesn’t do justice to the spectacle. But I hope it gives you some idea of the glorious carpet that was spread out before me.
I passed the same spot, early this morning and saw that the leaves have all been blown away.
I’m so glad that I photographed it when I had the chance.