My Sunday Photo... a last fling

Today was a beautiful day and one for getting outdoors and enjoying it even if it meant raking up fallen leaves. 
I do have a leaf blower, but I thought I'd have the satisfaction of a good workout. 
Two birds with one stone and all that.
But as usual I got distracted... the robin watching with keen interest at my handywork... ready to scoop anything of interest. 
The geese flying overhead... the few clouds drifting across the sky and of course all of the plants putting on the finale. There blooms still bright and catching the sunlight.
I thought I'd just randomly take a few shots to let you see what's still adding a splash of colour.





There were lots more but I was supposed to be doing a job after all.
Maybe I'll snap a few more tomorrow if the weather stays good. 
I hope you liked them...
I'm linking them to the My Sunday Photo over at Photalife
Mersad's through my lens
and Wednesday (On Tuesday at image-in-ing)
Have fun everyone and enjoy those beautiful autumn colours.
Thanks for your visit and I hope to see you again soon.

Seeing Double... A Rainbow

There is one word that is guaranteed to get me running and everyone in my household knows it.
No, it's not fire or help (although obviously I wouldn't ignore either one of those) but 'rainbow' gets my immediate attention !!!
I run whilst grabbing my phone and camera and dash outside to capture their magic. 
Heaven help anyone that is standing in my way... I'm like an American Football Wing Back with intent!
Everyone knows that if the word goes out... 'rainbow'... then get out of my way!
Here's one such rainbow that I managed to capture on Sunday morning.
It seems to be the season for rainbows... they're giving me quite a work out with their numerous appearances.
I'm hoping that one of these days I will actually find the pot of gold, but it seems to be very illusive at the moment!
I'm going to link up with 
There are some fabulous Autumnal photographs over there if you'd like to take a look.

Have a wonderful week.

An Uninvited Guest Arrives

My sister started to jump up and down, gesticulating wildly as she ran out into the garden this morning. She was virtually squealing as she ran down to the pond.
I'm glad to say that this isn't her usual behaviour... but she'd noticed a heron had landed near her pond. After restocking her fish recently after last years greedy heron visitor, she was not prepared for this new chap to indulge in her new Koi Carp.
I was thrilled to have my camera on hand to capture him being shooed off.
I didn't take a photo of my sister flapping and running down to the pond... because basically she'd kill me if I did that.
He didn't manage to eat breakfast this time, but he did try to come back three times during the morning.
There's wire zig-zagged across the pond as a deterrent to keep him from entering which seems to be working for now, but he seems determined.
I'm linking up with Mersad's Through My Lens
and 

Muffin Chronicles

Something a little different for you today.
My son created this video with our own star Mufflepuff (Muffin).
She's quite the Diva and is now insisting on her own trailer!
I hope it makes you smile 
I'm going to link up with a few blogs for this post... I'd love you to take a peek at them. 
I'm sure you won't be disappointed.