Tag Archives: autumn leaves

Tree leaves and bark

Continuing on my tree and autumn theme – this week it is all about shapes. I hate to think of nature designing anything. Everything has adapted and has evolved to be the best it can be. Each leaf having it own unique pattern. Even the bark of the oak tree is an intricate pattern of different shapes.

Lens-Artists Challenge #167 – The Colours of Autumn

Here in Ireland the leaves are only just beginning to change – here a horse chestnut tree from last week just changing to its autumn colours.

The following images are from last autumn. This year we have lots of red haw berries again – they say it is the sign of a hard winter to come.

Lime trees turn a wonderful shade of yellow.

And I love to watch the larch trees change from my kitchen window.

While the days can be dull and grey the leaves bring a bit of sunshine.

Six on Saturday – 7th November

A late six on Saturday for this week.

  1. Calendula – the only thing really left flowering and it is in the polytunnel.

2. Still the leaves, what is left of them, are still providing some colour.

3. More leaves

4. We are still enjoying brassicas too. Firstly a very mini cauliflower in the polytunnel.

5. Romanesco

6. And finally my favourite to eat, purple sprouting broccoli.

Thanks to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday

Six on Saturday – 17th October 2020

This week it is all about leaves.

  1. 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.

Six on Saturday – 3rd October 2020

October and things are looking autumnal – so some autumn leaves to start.

  1. Chokeberry leaves

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!

4. And finally a success – well if you can call three pears successful!

5. And some decent sized 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.

Six on Saturday

The weather continues cold, with low night temperatures close to freezing. However, there are a few leaves left to enjoy.

  1. Crab apple. Usually this tree is loaded with red / yellow crab apples but there were none this year due to late frost. Still the leaves are beautiful.

Crab apple leaf

Crab apple leaf

2. Hazel catkins

Hazel

Hazel

3. Highbush cranberry, Viburnum opulus, is not a true cranberry. The fruits are very acidic and are said to taste like cranberries, but I did not find them very palatable.

Highbush cranberry

Highbush cranberry

4. Some birches are still clinging onto the last of their leaves.

birch

birch

5. Though many trees are like this hazel, devoid of any leaves. Still there is something beautiful about bare branches of trees against the sky.

bare

 

6. Wood for the fire – so important on these dark cold nights.

firewood

firewood

 

Thank you to The Propagator for hosting – Six on Saturday

 

 

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