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RED DEER graze the slopes near Worsborough Country Park, South Yorkshire. The deer farm here has been established for some twenty years, but it still comes as a pleasant surprise to me to see the herd from the motorway.
As the northbound M1 approaches West Yorkshire it crosses the brow of a hill and suddenly there's Emley Moor television mast straight ahead on the skyline. It's the first thing you see of the county. On nearer slopes, around Cannon Hall, blocks of Larches in the plantations are now turning ochre in contrast to darker conifers.
In the noonday sun, a Red Admiral flutters around, then settles on, a garden Quince. The golden apple-shaped fruits have an old-fashioned spicy smell.