A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Parasol Mushroom

Parasol mushrooms are abundant it the pasture near our house. They are said to be edible and delicious but some very similar looking mushrooms are poisonous so we are not are not confident enough to try.
The American species which has greenish gills instead of white is poisonous and is spreading in Britain.
Even the edible species can cause gastric upsets in some people.

Sunday 23 October 2016


 A family tradition is to visit the Uley Village Fireworks display and it never fails to delight. For a small village they put on a tremendous spectacle!

Monday 10 October 2016

Autumn Colour

As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter the trees are preparing to shed their leaves and the beautiful autumn colours start to show as this picture in the evening sunshine shows.

Friday 7 October 2016

Early Autumn

As the sun goes down to the west these trees show off their autumn tints and the cattle graze often with long shadows.