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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
Suddenly it's autumn!
Autumn has come very late this year. It's been unseasonably warm and the leaves have remained defiantly green until now. But autumn has come in a rush.

Autumn trail

These were taken yesterday on a walk to visit G's oak tree and take its temperature again.

We have a holly tree in our garden, but it doesn't have berries. I spotted this bush while photographing the deciduous trees.

Holly berries

Very soon these coppery leaves will be gone and it will be drab brown and grey all winter.

Copper tree by the trail

In other news, G returned from today's visit to his oak tree to find two young men from Welsh Water digging a hole in our front garden. We knew that our neighbour had reported a leak on her water supply and we knew that someone from Welsh Water was supposed to be coming to investigate. However, it might have been nice if they'd informed us they were about to start work rather than just digging a hole. Fortunately I don't have a bed of prized roses or similar at the point where they needed to dig.

They were very good and have filled the hole in again now, but apparently they still can't find the problem. I hope they won't have to dig up the car park and I sincerely hope that the pipe doesn't run under our garages.
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seaivy From: seaivy Date: November 2nd, 2016 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
we have a notification system called Miss Utility - all nearby properties must be notified of any utility work and work can not start util all notified have responded
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: November 3rd, 2016 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
As we were expecting the workmen, all they had to do was knock on the door and say, "Hi, we're starting work." However, in the end they didn't find the leak under our front garden, or in front of another neighbour's house so it looks like it is under the car park. They'll be back next week to investigate further.
karinfromnosund From: karinfromnosund Date: November 2nd, 2016 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nice autumn where you are. We have snow.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: November 3rd, 2016 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now I don't have a long commute to work, I might actually prefer snow to the heavy rain that's now falling. :(
queenoftheskies From: queenoftheskies Date: November 2nd, 2016 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Such beautiful fall color!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: November 3rd, 2016 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It's been late this year and it's not going to last more then a day or two because the leaves are falling rapidly now. The big tree in the back garden is shedding leaves in a constant shower today and the ash at the front is already bare.
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