Last week Denise included trees in her blog so I took my camera out today to see what i could find as the flowers are fading fast as winter looms.
We walked over the Steam train line into a large grassy clearing. Sadly it not appear.
All around the field were high hedges and I went searching to see what i could find to show you all.
Umm not flowers but the produce of Elder flowers. Ripe black juicy berries – they make excellent wine.
Next – blackberries, well “red” berries in this case waiting to ripen in the autumn sunshine.The blackberry is an edible fruit produced by any of several species in the Rubus genus of the Rosaceae family. The fruit is not a true berry; botanically it is termed an aggregate fruit
These are hawthorn berries. Created by the beautiful May flowers which smell so sweet and herald the beginning of Spring.
Then I found sloes, deep purpley black, plump and ready to pick for your sloe gin.
More bird food – the seed heads of Queen Anne’s Lace.
Now I’m not sure what the above berries are. Looks as if they are growing on some sort of vine – perhaps bindweed ?Yes, that is what they are, similar to Morning Glory.
Finally, the ever present Ivy with it’s ultra shiny leaves and seed heads ripening slowly.
An amazing bountiful Autumn harvest for our birds and small mammals to help them face the harshness of winter.
I will not be here for the next 3/4 weeks as we are off to Spain to get some sunshine to boost us up to face the winter.
I will of course take my handy digi camera and show you what we’ve been up to when I get back.
Bye For Now
And more fab flowers are here -
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TODAY'S FLOWERS TEAM
LUIZ SANTILLI JR. - DENISE IN VIRGINIA - LAERTE PUPO - VALKYRIE