Monday, 21 October 2019

On Narrow Roads

The roads are quiet around where I live, if I'm cycling it's easy to stop for photos. This is North from home, small lanes with grass growing down the middle in some places.

The leaves on this Ash were already yellow


We have Big Skies and Flat Fields in this bit of Suffolk


This is the holly where I've stopped (in the car) to cut some for the Winter Solstice. This year I shall go by bike - only problem - very few berries.


There are some HUGE and ancient oaks beside this road.




Don't be fooled by these mushrooms. They look lovely BUT they are Yellow Staining fungi. We had them at the smallholding at the top of the field under the hedge and trees, these are in the same sort of situation - under hedges  - not out in the open.They're not seriously poisonous but could make you sick. If you scratch the white it quickly turns yellow.

Then home again

Back Tomorrow
Sue

32 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures. Amazing how many trees still have their colour.

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    1. Lots still green, probably due to the rain and mild temps. Just that Ash turning

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  2. I love the big East Anglian skies. Lots of bizarre mushrooms in our church garden at the moment, I must remember to take photos of them

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    1. Amazing year for fungi, the only edibles I've seen are shaggy ink caps and they need catching just the right moment or they are too slimy

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  3. I'd love to know enough about fungi to feel I could pick (or not) and cook but I don't so no way!
    It's been a very green autumn around here too. There's some patches of autumnal colour but not much. Normally by now there's great drifts of leaves to sweep up but not yet.
    xx

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    1. The edible field or horse mushrooms tend to grow out in the open on grass fields, so I avoid anything similar under trees or hedgebottoms

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  4. I used to go on Fungi forays before I had my family. I still have an interest but OH still thinks I am a tad loopy to be "keen on fungi ID"!! It looks very quiet where you are. We used to know every car we met along our lanes, but in recent years traffic has increased and they go so fast. I'm glad I don't have horses any more as riding out would be a lot more fraught.

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    1. We went on one organised foray and the first thing we were told was all about experts who'd got it wrong and poisoned themselves!

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  5. Lovely photos and it's nice you can bike easily. I hope we don't get many berries on the holly because I hear it's a bad winter if there is lots of berries, Ours leaves are not turning much yet.
    Hazel c uk

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    1. I hope I can find a holly with berries still left in December

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  6. So many beautiful photos to start the day with, thanks Sue

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  7. You certainly have some beautiful countryside in your area. It is many years since I rode a bike - I would probably fall off now!

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    1. I hadn't ridden for 2½ years butI'd not forgotten how. I've always been a cyclist for as long as I can remember - prefer cycling to walking anyday

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  8. Lovely photos.

    You're obviously much better at cycling than I currently am … I had to stop to breathe!!

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    1. Hardly any hills round here so it's easy going. Trying to build up to the 6 mile loop by early November

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  9. I would take to a bike if our roads were as lovely as that Sue. Unfortunately the traffic is very heavy as there are two industrial warehouse estates locally so lots of lorries and cars. Thankfully we can't hear them from the house.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. It's OK on my side of the A140 but I would never bike on the A140 itself as it's very busy. I have to cross it for doctors and family etc so thats car journey only!

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  10. Sue thank you so much for commenting on any replies that I have said on your post it is so much appreciated.
    Hazel c uk

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    1. Thank you, I try but don't always have enough hours to reply to all

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  11. A beautiful area to explore by bike. Love the big spreading trees.

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    1. There are some huge oaks on that bit of road down to the village church

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  12. Your photographs make me nostalgic for my old Lincolnshire roads Sue - very similar scenery.

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  13. Looks lovely and flat for cycling, unlike Dorset which seems to have more than our fare share of hills. Your signposts are very clear, we still have a lot of finger posts around here which are being repaired by ‘Men’s shed’ a rather laborious job.

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  14. Love old oaks!!!!!

    And these areas, look wonderful...

    Can you cut Holly in the UK? Something here, we are not supposed to... I think. Can you tell, it's my nap time????? I'm getting very vague. lol

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  15. When holly berries are sparse I cut berried ivy and paint the berries red then mix the two together. Works just fine.

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  16. Beautiful photos. I definitely have country lane envy! Well done with the cycling. xx

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  17. I wish we lived in the country when I see your photos.

    God bless.

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  18. Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  19. How lovely to have quiet roads to be able to cycle on. Looks so peaceful with such beautiful scenery.

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