Given that it's the first nice day in a while (though very windy, thanks to "Storm Brian"), we set out for a walk around town this afternoon. Aylsham is quite an old market town, already in existence by the time of the Doomsday Book (1086). The surrounding countryside is much changed though, even in the short time we've been living here, with whole swathes of fields and forests disappearing under hundreds of new houses.
The leaves are definitely starting to fall.
Japanese Larch cones -- or so my botanist husband tells me!
The old St. Michael's Hospital (and before that, the town's workhouse), now apartment buildings
Plenty of Cotoneaster berries around this year. The Waxwings will be happy.
St. Michael's Church, which has stood in the center of Aylsham since the early 14th century.
The lichens on the tombstones are amazing. You'll undoubtedly be seeing more of them!
A cluster of Lycoperdon (species undetermined) along Marriott's Way