AS camera club members will agree, each passing season is a gift.

Autumn is hardly anyone’s favourite.

Let’s face it, the days are short and the nights are long and often they are yours alone.

However we can at least be thankful that we live in a part of the country where the passing of the seasons is marked and noticed.

Trees we walked past on the way to work in summer stand naked and stripped of its life in autumn while others steadfastly hold onto their leaves until winter falls.

Such differences can make for a wonderful setting.

It was once said that is September is to be remembered, October is full of splendour and November is to treasured.

Whether that is true depends on each individual but we can at least be grateful that we can embrace our autumn.

It is also the time of year when many migratory birds depart for warmer climbs and we are left with the most hardy for company.

It is certainly heart-warming in any given winter to witness the beloved robin battling away for survival in the back garden.

It is perhaps on the tick list for winter sights.

In the meantime we must all make do with the final weeks of autumn and make the most of what light we are granted.