Tuesday 10 November 2009

Fruits and berries

Rose-hips, sloes, haws, chestnuts, acorns, holly berries, and of course crab apples................. ........those amazing red cherry like crab apples outside the kitchen window. (Malus Robusta)
Sorry, they do seem to featuring a lot lately, but I cant take my eyes off them! And nor can the birds! Although they are terribly bitter and the birds leave them tuntil last, every other berry is stripped from the hedgerows before they will take my crab apples! They last well into January and so my Christmas Cherry Tree is preserved for the festivities!

Calm and deep peace, on this high wold;
And on these dews that drench the furze

And all the silver gossamers
That twinkle into green and gold.
Calm and still light on yon great plain
That sweeps with all it's autumn bowers
This pathway is strewn with naturalised cyclamen and leaf fall, it just so beautiful, the contast is amazing between the coppery damp leaves and the prim lilac feathers of the cyclamen.

Anyway, lets get back to the start.
Berries, fruit simply everywhere I turn, so abundant is this season of "Mellow Fruitfulness". ( My nod to Mr.Keats, for whom my heart is full having seen Bright Star at the weekend!)

I love red in all its shades and inacrnations!
I think I have mentioned that before too!

But there is always room for Damson blue.
I really enjoy the changing of wardrobe that accompanies this time of year. Carried away by the romance of Cabbages and Roses Autumn Winter collection.....

Please may I have that coat?

For Charlotte from Cottontails an autumn posy

I am thinking of the fairy rings appearing in the woods at the moment. Strange perfect circles of toadstools appear overnight, magical.
I think I will have a go at making this autumnal wreath in honour of them

Hope you are having a fruitful week x


  1. You always have such beautiful and awe inspiring photos. What a beautiful area you live in. Thank you so much for sharing it with us, and that coat is gorgeous. Everything around here is pretty much dead (a downside of living in Wyoming) so I have to live vicariously through other people, and you are definitely one of them. Thanks.

  2. Aaaah...lovely Keats and Tennyson.Was just checking for comments and your post popped up on my dashboard.
    Lovely pics and words.

    Bellaboo x

  3. Loved the poetry, loved the sights of beauty...Thank you! Hey, I'm having a GIVE A WAY on my blog..Come say hi :D

  4. Dear Sarah

    What beautiful photographs... a stunning post. And thank you for the posy... lovely.

    I think an added bonus would be that Humphrey would probably enjoy nibbling it as well!

    You really are a very talented photographer.

    I am blown away by how creative so many people are in this world of blogging.


  5. Wonderful, gorgeous pictures of Autumn and all her beauty.

    I'm a red lover too with it's warmth and daring.

    Have a lovely day,

    Nina x

  6. I love fairy toadstool rings and cannot resist standing in them to make a wish. Donny and Marie are on TV tonight!!!!!

  7. Sarah....yet again, your post is a thing of beauty. Achingly lovely in every way. x

  8. All so very beautiful...sigh x

  9. Oooh what a lovely blog ... just popped in to say hello!

  10. Oh my, what beautiful little things! I love the look of crabapples...there's a tree down the road that I photograph my daughter with every autumn ;) to see them grow together!
    Nice to meet you...~

  11. Love the crabapples, what a beautiful little part of the world! xx

  12. Sarah Darling, what a great post, so romantic with all the poetry. How is my favourite blogger doing today? I so missed popping over for a visit, as you know my life was a bit topsy turvy of late, but is slowly returning to normal. I thank you for checking in on me, you are a dear friend. As for dressers filled with tea sets , I have to confess...you are right!! I can't help it , I simply adore rosy china and tea sets. I have now a limit to the number of china I purchase...regretfully, it is only 1 a month, need a bit of slowing down. Darling, by the way, I love your new blog header, lovely.

    Take care
    love & Hugs

  13. Your blog is beautiful, so glad I stopped by.

  14. hiya sarah, oh the cyclamen pics are soooo beautiful! x
    glad you've done your crimbo window! i'm still doing mine!!! gasp! looking forward seeing your design :0) it won't be long will it until we have to think of fresh ideas for the new year double gasp!! x

  15. Oh what a dreamy post, beautiful pictures, wonderful poetry. Heaven. I feel as if I am almost there with you on your walk!

    Have a lovely weekend.


  16. Dearest, Sarah!
    Thank you , for your touching comment, concerning my mom. It means so much to me, having your support. It´s wonderful , knowing, I´m not alone at this hard time.

    I didn´t have the vaccine , yet, and I think I decided not to take it.
    I agree with you: Who knows what´s right or wrong...

    Have a wonderful friday.

    Lots of love/

  17. What a beautiful post. I love the pictures of the trees with the sun rays coming through them. Your photos make me regret that autumn is almost over and winter is upon us!
    Have a good weekend.


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