Autumn seems to bring out the wildlife here at Hazel Cottage. We were particularly happy to see a squirrel is back in the garden. Seeing as we have a large hazel tree we were a bit sad when we seemed to be without a squirrel for a while. But the lure of the hazelnuts brought one back into the garden - he is spending every single moment running about the garden at high speed hiding food. The squirrel hides nuts everywhere - no doubt we will find several hazel trees in time!
The robin is also far more visible at this time of year - after his summer hiatus. We see him every day now, and hear him constantly tik tik tiking.
For someone who is a little afraid of spiders, I do find them really fascinating as well.
They appear to work so very hard at building their webs this time of year that I end up feeling guilty if I have to break a bit of web. Insane especially when sometimes I have to break a web to get out of the back door....
Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”