Mind your step

You really have to be careful when you go through a meadow full of cows when looking for autumn colours to photograph. Croft Castle have let their cattle loose which means you have to look down as well as up!

Croft Castle and The Church of St Michael and All Angels
Oh, oh, this one has noticed me

The parkland is full of ancient trees – some 400-500 year old chestnuts and an oak tree thought to be 1,000 years old. And a story linking to the Spanish Armada.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I’m a bit of a wuss when it comes to cows, or horses. They make me nervous, because of their size I suppose. I’m much happier with sheep.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

53 thoughts on “Mind your step”

  1. Jude, I love the autumn colours. My head says it’s October and autumn, but obviously here in Aus it is spring. So I’m loving seeing autumn in blogs right now. Thank you 🙂

    1. Well at least you get autumn in Tassie. I don’t think I’d like to live somewhere that doesn’t have distinct seasons.

        1. That’s a terrific idea. Sydney is awfully expensive and I find it very busy. I’d prefer to live somewhere quieter in Australia where you feel that it IS Australia if you know what I mean.

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Do you have any idea how much teasing I’ve taken because cows make me very nervous? Now I know I’m not the only one!!! By my standards, you are very brave walking through a field with cows and no fence to separate you.

    The photos you got however, were worth the effort! As Sue Slaght said … cows and castles just don’t happen here 🙂

    1. You are certainly NOT the only one given the comments here 🙂
      I have got used to finding cattle and sheep and even ponies roaming on NT properties as they use them to naturally keep the land cleared – in this case there is actually a farm attached – but I do keep an eye on what they are doing! And at least there are no bears. Yet. 😀

      1. No – I would not be happy about encountering a bear either.

        This week it was all about chipmunks. There were dozens of them and they were really active. They would run right in front of my feet. They obviously didn’t think of me as a predator 🙂

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