Posted by: mynaturaldiary | October 7, 2018

The teeming autumn

The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burden of the prime

Sonnet 97

At the bottom of Lythe Bank

lies Sandsend. 

On one side lies the North Sea

But in the other direction lies Mulgrave Cottages

Sandsend Beck runs along the valley floor and is home to sleeping Mallard.

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

The paths lead onto the woods of Mulgrave Estate, showing signs of the rich colour palette of Autumn.

Deeper into the woods, freshly fallen leaves adorn the ground.

together with conkers.

These fall from Horse Chestnut trees, themselves turning into a riot of colour.

By these trees, leaves fall.

Some trees in the wood are being attacked by climbing Ivy.

Some still have green leaves.

Others are changing.

A brief clearance gives a peekaboo view towards Whitby Abbey.

Logging takes place in the woods.

Whilst other fallen trees are covered in fungus, a sign of decay.

At the exit of the woods are Wasps aplenty.

Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris)

Mulgrave Cottages mark the return to the coast.

Out at sea, ships pass on towards Teesport.

Whilst by the cafe the flag still flies as they serve afternoon tea.



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