Autumn colour in Alexandra Park, Hastings

Beautiful sunny day today.  We went down to Alexandra Park.  Coffee at Eat Cafe, sitting outside in the sun - last time this year?  Ever since we moved to Hastings, we have loved the park - the trees, the ponds and lakes, the woodland walks - the variety.  Today, we felt it was probably our last chance to see, and catch, some autumn leaves.  (Is it right that if you catch a leaf falling from a tree you have a day of happiness next year?) We went from the cafe through Shornden Wood along the woodland path we call the Ride, around Shornden Reservoir, and round down into the lower park via Vale Road.
     I was lucky enough to see a kingfisher by one of the ponds at the top of Buckshole Reservoir - it was perching on a dead branch, and flew off with a flash of brilliant turquoise. No time to take a photo, I'm afraid, but I'll let these other pictures speak for themselves.  Some are taken by me on the iphone, others by Philosopher.
















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