I'm looking forward to more time walking along the lane than driving it soon but have been out for the Lane in October wander just to keep up.
The colour palette is predictable, the hedgerows are towering and bedraggled and you have to look very closely for anything interesting after the blazing if dripping glory of a wet summer.
Microbial sputnik-like 'things' proliferate in amongst welcome last splashes of stray late-flowering colour from the Yellow Toadflax (I think)
More oak apples than we can remember seeing for years so plenty of 'sheltered housing' for all the little creatures this winter, and a bit of a brooding sky suggests they might need it sooner.
The lane was last resurfaced properly about a week after we moved in fourteen years ago and I love the grassy tussock that grows up the middle and in places long enough to sweep the Fiesta exhaust nicely, whilst the straggly hedges play havoc with the paintwork, but we notice tell-tale signs of council activity, yellow spray can markings, the tarmacadam machine approacheth eventually we feel sure. That bend is completely blind and our very own diabolica, always a creep-around-drive for me knowing that the people I'm most likely to meet head-on are sons of mine own ...doing about 5mph of course.