Six on Saturday

We are at that period of late autumn when we get the best colours from the trees around us – so that is this weeks six on Saturday.

1. Oak is probably one of my favourite trees. We have a few young oak in our hedgerow and I have planted some acorns we collected a couple of weeks ago.

Oak

Oak

2. The beech hedge is turning from yellow to brown now, and is proving popular with the little birds particularly the blue and coal tits. It’s a great place to hide after you managed to get a whole peanut from the bird feeder!

Beech hedge

Beech hedge

3. Larch grows in the wood that borders the garden.

Larch

Larch

4. I love the way these willow leaves go banana yellow – we had three nights frost earlier in the week and they really start to yellow up after that.

Willow

Willow

5. Lots and lots of rain today – here a dying hazel leaf next to some new shots – a promise of spring to come.

Hazel

Hazel

6. And finally alder seeds – again covered in raindrops.

Alder

Alder

 

Thank you to The Propagator for hosting – Six on Saturday

 

 

16 thoughts on “Six on Saturday

  1. Heyjude

    I suppose the fact we don’t get the really cold weather here is why we also don’t get the variety of colours. Autumn used to be my second favourite season after spring, but since moving to Cornwall I find it far too wet and grey…

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Yes I can empathise with the wet and grey – it rained all yesterday but it is brighter this morning:)

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