First Autumn Colour

Guelder Rose

Guelder rose in autumn colours

Tomorrow is the last day of summer, and it has been an unexpectedly long, dry and warm summer after the very long and late winter, and almost completely absent spring.  The first signs of autumn were evident in the wood the other night, with the leaves of the guelder rose changing colour, and the bright berries shining out at dusk.  The blackberries, wild blackcurrants, elderberries and rowan berries are also ripening, we have a good crop of apples and crab apples, and it is a mast year for acorns.  These are just a couple of shots of the coming autumn plenty – I hope there are plenty more to come.

Guelder rose

Ripe bramley apples
Ripe bramley apples