I was brought up to think that the seasons changed at the beginning of months - so Autumn officially started a couple of days ago on 1 September. However, in reality I beleive that the seasons change when they want to, and in fact that seasonal change is different for different parts of the natural world. For birds for example, autumn started in the middle of August, to find out why, you can read Michael McCarthy's recent Nature notes in the Independent newspaper.
It certainly felt like autumn today along the John Muir Walkway. The flowers in the verge are mostly turning to seed, still looking beautiful though
with their holes opened to let out the seeds
and the whitebeam berries are ripening
I'm delighted that two of my bracelets have been featured in two separate Etsy Treasuries. For those who don't know Etsy, Treasuries are selections of items from other Etsy sellers, in both cases here chosen by Rhian. So thank you Rhian and you can see the treasuries here and here.