It’s autumn, and the hedgerows are bright with berries. But there are other flashes of red, too, competing with the bryony, hips and haws.
This feathery tangle is Robin’s pincushion, which I found on the wild roses around the racecourse.
Pretty as it looks, it’s actually a gall caused by wasp larvae. I’m guessing that this makes it a response by the plant to an attack.
All I can say is that I wish I looked as good when I get stressed out and defensive.