Autumn is on it’s way. The year is slipping by. Day after day, week after week of heat, humidity and drought is slowly coming to an end. We have finally had a little rain, not much, just enough to settle the dust. This morning was that cool I had to put on a cardigan! The last couple of weeks we have decided to reprieve our walks that were such a feature of the covid lockdown. Sadly one of my favourites, by the old canal, has been blocked by the landowner who had received abuse when asking dog walkers to control their pets. The minority spoiling it for all. Still, there is plenty to see at this time of the year as a different suit of species take front of stage.