Third annual autumn appreciation day

Charge your cameras and get outdoors – it’s autumn appreciation time again! 

Third annual autumn appreciation day

For the third year in a row, Albert and I headed to our secret spot (Blackbury Camp in Devon, shhhh, don’t tell anyone) for our Annual Autumn Appreciation Day. It was the perfect day; not a cloud in the sky and so quiet and peaceful that I’m sure my shoulders dropped a full inch in the relaxing atmosphere.

In fact, it was so quiet that you can hear a pheasant take flight at the beginning of the video above. (If you can’t see the video, just click here.)

Third annual autumn appreciation day

Third annual autumn appreciation day

Not only was it perfectly peaceful, it was also so nice and warm that there were still butterflies and dragonflies around!

Third annual autumn appreciation day
Spot the monkey.

Third annual autumn appreciation day

Monkey had a good old sniffle and loved being back at one of his very most favouritest ever places.

Third annual autumn appreciation day

The colours were spectacular and we had the whole place to ourselves.

Third annual autumn appreciation day

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

– Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Third annual autumn appreciation day

Third annual autumn appreciation day

Third annual autumn appreciation day
We nailed the compulsory autumn selfie pretty quickly this year.

Third annual autumn appreciation day

Third annual autumn appreciation day

Third annual autumn appreciation day
Happy Monkey

Third annual autumn appreciation day

Third annual autumn appreciation day
Inside the Iron Age hill fort.
Third annual autumn appreciation day
No time to stop and pose for pictures, human, I can smell something exciting around this bend!

Third annual autumn appreciation day

Third annual autumn appreciation day

Third annual autumn appreciation day

Third annual autumn appreciation day
I love this view! Those Iron Age people sure knew where to locate a hill fort.

Third annual autumn appreciation day

Third annual autumn appreciation day

Unfortunately, my poor monkey is not well, and he is not supposed to get very excited. Telling a spaniel not to get excited is kinda like telling a politician to answer the question (i.e. it has no effect at all), so I popped him back on the lead to make sure he couldn’t run too far too fast. We have been given an appointment with a cardiologist and hope to find out more about his condition and how best to manage it soon.

Third annual autumn appreciation day
My Little Love Monkey.

 

Happy autumning!

 

Love, Neens xx

2 comments Add yours
    1. Thank you, Priscilla! Yes, it was a tricky one this time – I wasn’t actually sure he was in the photo myself until I saw it on my computer screen! 😀

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