Of course it being Halloween I have to start with the pumpkins this week. Not home grown this year, but kids made good job with their carvings all the same.
There is also a full moon tonight. Not the best of photos, but this is it through the trees.
Perfect Halloween full moon
We had some gales earlier with Storm Aiden, leaving most of the remaining leaves on the ground.
However, I did manage to get a photo of the dogwood yesterday before the storm arrived (it is pretty much stripped bare now).
And the field maple, which always goes a lovely yellow shade too.
We have also started feeding the birds again too. Here a blue tit, coal tit and great tit all sharing.
Busy bird feeder
So wishing you all a very Happy All Hallows Eve. And special thanks to
The Propagator for hosting six on Saturday.
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This week it is all about leaves.
Birch leaves – the leaves are fast disappearing from the birch trees.
2. America hawthorn. Bigger leaves than our native hawthorn, and bigger berries too, though there was no berries this year.
3. Crab apples are looking nice now especially as the leaves are turning yellow.
4. Lime tree leaves also go a lovely shade of yellow.
5. Rowan leaves. Redder leaves. The rowan in the garden has actually lost all it’s leaves already, this one is in the field below the house.
6. And finally oak leaves, one of my favourite trees.
Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.
Wonder what he is
We love to go for
walks and I have many to choose from, for this week’s lens-artist photo challenge – photo walk. I decided to share a recent walk along the little roads near Ballintubber, Co Mayo. The first thing that was obvious was all the berries.
Some end of summer honeysuckle still remained.
We were also saw some geese flying overhead.
Curious cattle in the fields.
And some hoverfiles.
And finally enjoyed the lovely views.
October and things are looking autumnal – so some autumn leaves to start.
2. Medlar leaves – no fruit on it at all this year.
3. Szechuan pepper, pretty leaves but no fruit on this one either this year!
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4. And finally a success – well if you can call three pears successful!
5. And some decent sized onions.
Red and white onions
6. And finally this week elderberries, which grow wild in our local hedgerows and they are having a good year, with plenty fruit.
Thank you to
The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.
It has been a busy week so just a few quick photos for this week’s lens artist photo challenge –