My next door neighbours' tree has inspired this post. It's always gorgeous at this time of the year. I'm hoping that it will survive the horrible weather that is due to start tomorrow.
Today's walk took us past this mass of orange berries.
I also spotted all this bright green young mistletoe..
At the junction of several lanes the leaves on one tree have turned faster than the others..
While there were many beautiful trees by the canal...
It's been a real bonus to have such decent weather for a whole weekend. I've pottered around - buying more wool, doing a food shop and a couple of hours of school work. Mark has spent the whole weekend outside - clearing a tree from the back garden (that had got way too big and unhealthy) and tidying up his garage and shed.
This week kicks off with a long day tomorrow. My Year 11 Diploma students are putting on a Solo Recital Evening. They've each got to stand up and perform four pieces, back to back. To make it even more demanding, they also have to chat to their audience as they instroduce each piece. It's one of those evenings where I know I'll get completely wrapped up in their performances and will be exhausted by sympathetic stress!
On the subject of stress - I had a very good conversation with the Deputy Headteacher last week which left me feeling a bit more re-assured about the whole situation at work. I still don't trust any of them, but I do feel as if they took account of my feelings in the recent upset. At this stage I don't really think I can ask for more.
Wishing you all a good week.