I had a very different idea in mind for today’s post but as I strolled along the path through the wood after lunch with Freddie the labrador, we stumbled across some exciting treasures which simply demanded to be photographed. Freddie was delighted to have found a fox poo and a badger burrow plus a few morsels of the apple he dropped there yesterday, but the objects of my particular interest were the freshly fallen kernels and fruit of the chestnut trees along the path, both the conker and edible variety. We had collected quite a number before returning home , using the doggie treat bag to transport them – much to Freddie’s disgust – conker flavoured bread squares are not his all time favourite – put a piece of cheese rind in there with them and he will be your friend for life – but on this occasion the treat bag was all that was to hand. The colours of our treasures were fabulous – rich and golden, coppery tones , for the leaves, chocolate, red mahogany and coffee bean colours for the conkers. I added a backdrop of oak and some string to tie the conkers to create an early autumn tapestry ………….