WE really are closing on the final few days of summer now.

Camera Club members have been out and about across the region to capture the final chapter of another summer.

Without doubt this summer will be remembered for the pandemic and lockdown restrictions which led to the entire country being locked at home for long spells.

However it has given many an opportunity to re-evaluate their own relationship with the natural world.

Whereas this time last year many may have felt they lived in a boring part of rural Britain, six months of ongoing lockdown restrictions have led many to come to re-appraise the virtues of the natural world.

From waterways and wild animals to the treasures of their own garden - the summer of 2020 will be remembered as one when many people connected with the natural world like they had never managed before.

American biologist Rachel Carson once said: "Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life."

I am sure those sentiments are are as true today as ever and as we enter the darker days of autumn and winter I am sure we can all find comfort in the knowledge that we are never truly alone when we are surrounded by the natural world.

I am sure the visual story tellers of the camera club will continue to brave the cold this winter and showcase our wonderful county.