The cranes have been moving south since September (much too early!) and we've been dithering about moving back to "winter quarters". Then a few days of damp cold and a sulky wood burner in the lounge that refused to heat beyond the sofa persuaded us it was time to carry our clothes, food and computers from the house down the track to the cottage.
At which point the weather promptly warmed up again! So, over the last few days, we have been basking in sunshine that has turned the garden gold and scarlet. The promise of heavy rain and thunderstorms, however, has had me out with the camera attempting to capture this glorious show before it finally disappears.