We went on a forest mushroom hunt a few short weeks ago, hoping to find a particularly delicious type - chanterelles. It was still summer then, even though subtle signs of autumn were probably everywhere around us already.
None of the fragrant and delicate mushrooms on our wishlist came our way but there were plenty of others that I enjoyed finding for taking pictures of - not sure if any of them were edible...
We had better luck finding delicious wild berries - ripe and juicy blueberries and strawberries by the handful!
There were some magical scenes of undergrowth life - like the little slug fairy that lived in the stem of a big big mushroom.
We got back in the car before the heavy rain-filled clouds started chucking it down - and I was glad to drive past a yellow rape field in full bloom looking luminous under the inky blue sky.
I spent the car journey back home snacking on berries and discovering the sweetly bitter scent of a single white yarrow.