I've noticed that there are days when few butterflies are on the wing but still the grasshopper chorus is loud in the grass. It's unusual to see one so well and the rock makes a perfect foil.
Beautiful weather for the Bank Holiday and the last days of August. So my theme is sunlight and shadow. Shadow-play over the fells to the west. The Langdale Pikes are always a focal point and all morning they are sunlit and shadowed, by turns.
A flock of linnet in the top of an ash.
All morning, sunlight and shadows played over the fells.
I found a spot where I was surrounded by autumn gentians, mauve and white.
Fungi on tree roots.
Linnet and goldfinch flocks.