Autumn in Perthshire isn't just about trees and foliage. Despite being known as Big Tree Country you can photograph lots of quirky, whimsical and unusual things too.
In fact it's the 2013 Worldwide Kelby Photowalk today. This year I had the date free. I'd checked and there were a few of the official walks here in Scotland. Though they were much too far for me to travel to. So instead ...like a few others we had our own photowalk.
The sun shone in the morning for a while but as the hours went on dark clouds rolled in and the rain became more threatening. Above me the geese were travelling on their autumn migratory flight path. While out of sight in the tree canopy above I could hear the buzzards calling out.
I am blessed to live in such a beautiful idyllic part of the world.
Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable ...the hurrying rustle of the crisp leaves blown along the street ...by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migratory geese. ~ Hal Boreland
Quirky and Whimsical
I walked along the lane pictured in the first photograph to discover an honesty box, free range eggs for sale in an old plastic greenhouse. 80p is a good price for 1/2 a dozen eggs!
Bright and cheery sunflowers greeted many a garden entrance in the village.
While at someone's front door was a box of Bramley cooking apples with some plastic bags. All donations for the Blythswood Shoe Box appeal were to be put through the letterbox in exchange for some of the apples.
And if you've heard of green fingers well now you can see them 'growing'!
Autumn in Perthshire
I haven't a clue what this was nailed to a telegraph pole but it reminded me that time was flying and I needed to get back home. It's something I'd expect in a Dali image rather than in the middle of the countryside!