Dunham Massey in the Autumn

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There are only a few short weeks between these photos and the photos I posted yesterday, but it felt like a completely different season!

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This fella was huge! He seemed pretty happy to be in a field of lady cows though :)
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The old watermill - it's still functioning and powers the workshop inside
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I really liked how the sun was catching the tufts of grass here:
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LOTS of acorns!! Standing under an oak tree was a risky business!
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Cool :)

They're calling this year a "Mast" year, because of the mega amount of Beechmast and Acorns.

Good year to put your pigs out to pannage :)
 
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I love how green is the grass in the third picture, it looks beautiful! Almost like spring:) I already miss spring!
The old mill is wonderful. Is it just me, or buildings built in the past are much prettier than the modern ones?
(Becky, I accidentaly double clicked on 'like' button and I unliked your post, I'm very sorry for it:( Fortunately, I was able to immediately 'like' it again:)) I love all the pictures that you posted!
 
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That foliage is beautiful. I bet the squirrels are having a ball with all of those acorns. It is wonderful to have a place like that to visit and snap pictures of. Can you get inside of the old mill or is it off limits to visitors? I would love to see shots of the inside and the workings of it.
 
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Cool :)

They're calling this year a "Mast" year, because of the mega amount of Beechmast and Acorns.

Good year to put your pigs out to pannage :)

Ah I see, I thought I'd seen more this year than previous years! Nice to know there's a name for it. There were so many times I nearly got hit on the head by a falling acorn / chestnut / conker I almost thought there was a rogue squirrel targeting me!! :LOL:

I love how green is the grass in the third picture, it looks beautiful! Almost like spring:) I already miss spring!
The old mill is wonderful. Is it just me, or buildings built in the past are much prettier than the modern ones?
(Becky, I accidentaly double clicked on 'like' button and I unliked your post, I'm very sorry for it:( Fortunately, I was able to immediately 'like' it again:)) I love all the pictures that you posted!

I know what you mean about the mill, they don't build them like that any more sadly! There are a fair few grand old buildings here in Manchester which started their lives as warehouses - there was a lot of money around during the industrial revolution and people wanted to show it off! Here's an example: Watts Warehouse

That foliage is beautiful. I bet the squirrels are having a ball with all of those acorns. It is wonderful to have a place like that to visit and snap pictures of. Can you get inside of the old mill or is it off limits to visitors? I would love to see shots of the inside and the workings of it.

Thankfully the mill is open on certain days so that visitors can take a look - it's full of old tools such as upright drills and log saws. Fascinating stuff! I'll try and get some photos next time I go.
 

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I've been hit by quite a few.

Nuts that is, not Squirrels.
 

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Did have a Blackbird fall out of a tree onto my head. Don't know who was more suprised, me or him.
 
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@Becky I would love to see some of those pictures when you get a chance to take them! We have an old mill a county or so over but they only allow you on the outside. I have often wondered what it looked like on the inside.
 
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These photos are gorgeous. The cows are so adorable and that bull seems to be content to have the run of that huge field.
I love that final photo of the beads of dew glittering on the grass.
 
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My virtual garden tour's tenth stop (last for today) is Dunham Massey, Cheshire.
A bucolic gazebo at its most rustic, druidic even. I believe the official name is the 'Bark House'.
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