Autumn is a great time of year in England. I don’t mind a bit of early morning fog (good job as t was foggy every morning on my recent trip), the odd wispy layer of mist, a slight ‘chill’, dampness in the air and, of course, love a bit of snow. Not keen on bitterly cold gale force winds and constant driving rain, but fortunately there was none of that nonsense this time. And I love the autumn colours.
A few more pics from the trip to the lagoon in Málaga. The long-legged Stilts, waders young and old, Plovers, Heron and some Snail Trees.
There are still some Bird of Paradise flowers in bloom in various parts of the town, they always look nice. Seem to be some in bloom at almost all times of the year.
This is Albizia julibrissin, variously known as Mimosa, Persian Silk or Pink Silk, although it is not a particularly close relative of the Mimosa family. Several species of Acacia are also generally referred to as ‘Mimosa’.
The greens and browns as the dry season prepares to give way to the wet season, or as it has been re-branded for tourism purposes, the ‘Green Season’.
Strangler figs, of which there are many species, are quite common sight in The Gambia, as they are in many tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
There were no Swans or Canada Geese down at the pond, but there were a few Moorhens. And of course Red Kites absolutely everywhere in this area.
Some nice colour around at the moment, shades as well as bright colours.
The Common Screwpine, Pandanus utilis, is native to Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles but, despite its name, is apparently not actually a pine. I don’t think it looks much like a pine at all.