Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Autumn bounty

A Wayfarer tree at the start of my walk

I went for a walk with my camera on Sunday at my favourite spot for a breath of air and to 'stretch my eyes' (it is good to have a distant horizon to focus on rather that the end of the street). I thought I would see how many different kinds of berries I could collect. Popular belief would have it that a bountiful crop of berries indicates a bad winter ahead however naturalists would put it down to the previous seasons' weather. We had a mild and wet spring so this may be the reason for this year's berry laden trees. So here is my count.




Rose hips

There were also some sloes, but the bushes weren't accessable for close-up photography - perhaps next time


Menopausal musing said...

What lovely terminology: "to stretch my eyes". I personally am loving seeing all the berries. I have Chinese Lanterns in the garden and love to watch their progression as they decay and leave the orange berry inside the filigree cage.

Eileen said...

This is a wonderful season, isn't it? Thanks for sharing.