September 28th – Out in the afternoon for an errand in Lichfield, and I noticed that the deer had trampled a gap in the hedge near Home Farm from the canal towpath at Catshill, again returning a good view of my favourite tree – the magnificent horse chestnut near the farmhouse.
Surprisingly, it has yet to become very autumnal.
However, a lone oddity in the foreground caught my attention: A solitary, large sunflower going at the field margin.
A truly wild specimen, it can only have got there via the mechanism of bird digestion.
What a fine serendipitous thing!