Back again. All the leaves are on the turn now - trees, bracken and hedgerows alike.
This sturdy old barn, built into the slope, shows no sign of being in regular use. I wonder if this will end up as someone's home in the next decade or so? It has lovely views from the gable end.
Then this is the view from those front windows and doors.
Oranges and lemon-drops in the trees here and so pretty.
The header photo was taken here too. A fast-flowing stream wriggles by close to the edge of the lane, and trackways lead left and right up the very steep hillside. I've always wanted to explore but it's not a footpath or bridleway as far as I know.
Here's that little stream as it flings itself downhill, ginger with leaves at this time of year.
Round the bend and down the hill by the Beech trees.
Another lovely Beech by the cottage at the bottom.
Further on are my friend's geese, and Ned, one of her donkeys.
Here's George, the other one, who I halter broke earlier on in the year.
My friend's farmhouse and holiday cottage. Her smallholding is also on the market, and would make a lovely home for a family who want to leave the rat race.
Then it's up a very steep hill. I paused for breath and to let a car pass me, and climbed up on the bank to look back down our beautiful valley.
Then it was time to face the rest of the - very steep - hill. Actually, I can climb this easier than our hill although it is steeper - each step seems to count for more, somehow. Another farming neighbour had stopped for a chat and asked if I didn't want a lift up the hill, but I was good and knuckled down to it.
Here are some of his heifer calves. I managed to capture the bright colours of the wild Gean trees (cherries), and also to the left, the yellowing of the Larches. I love it when they go Lucozade-orange.
Finally, the last bend - looking down river (the Cothi) before tackling the steep zig-zag hill to home. The colours look really pretty here.