Well, after the miserable weather we had during the first half of 2013 when the 'experts' predicted that Summer wouldn't happen this year, and maybe not for several more years, we had an extended period of hot, dry weather that proved them totally wrong.
But now we're seeing the signs that Summer is on its way out and Autumn is upon us
More spiders ... this one has set up home outside my 'studio' window
Swallows gathering in readiness for flying off to warmer climes for the Winter (not a bad idea, we're doing the same thing next week) LOL
We saw these when in Derbyshire earlier in the week
a bit blurry, but they were high up and I was photographing them against a bright sky
and, as you'll see from this information board, the Fallow Deers antlers are at the 'August/September' stage - not pretty, looks like this one has got dreadlocks
I think the ladies/fawns are much cuter
These were all photographed at the Chestnut Centre Conservation & Wildlife Park which is about 10 minutes drive from the Bed & Breakfast we stayed at in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. We had a wonderful visit with Jo and Roy and all their four legged family (Collie, Maine Coon cats, Love Birds and Budgies)!!
The Chestnut centre features otters and owls. The otters were hiding away and apparently are more active shortly after their feedtime but we couldn't spend too much time waiting around. I have a few photos of owls and one otter which I'll post next time. For now, need to relax as its been a hectic few days and we're both pretty tired.
Hope your weekend is good so far