Monday, October 11, 2010

Richmond Rut

I wonder now why I've never been to Richmond Park before. So it is a bit of a trek - over two hours by bus and foot but arriving at dawn yesterday I realised its a beautiful place... until the masses arrive. The morning broke grey without any atmospheric fog (it'll take a few visits in the next couple of months) and it was a while before the sun broke through. Although its nearly mid-October, yesterday could have been the best day of the summer. Still a lot of dragonflies and butterflies around while Redwings, Meadow Pipits and Skylarks streamed overhead. Leaving the park after sunset I saw a Little Owl on a low branch of a huge oak silhouetted against a fine sunset and the new crescent moon rising. And of course, the reason for visiting....Red Deer.













6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful photos! Morning shots when it's just getting light with mist or frost would be nice too in a few weeks! L.X

Warren Baker said...

very nice photo's Fraser. The last is my favourite :-)

Nicole MacP said...

Awesome pics!!

Fraser Simpson said...

Thanks!

Rebecca Armstrong said...

Stunning photos! Richmond Park is indeed very beautiful.

Fraser Simpson said...

Thanks Rebecca.