Tag Archives: Autumn

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.

Six on Saturday – 9th October 2021

Finally some respite from the rain. Temperatures though remain exceptionally mild for October. Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.

First this week a Hawthorn shieldbug – not that well camouflaged against the reddening leaves.

We are still getting some autumn raspberries – though the wet weather of the last three days has made them pretty squishy. Maybe able to harvest a few more this weekend as weather dries up a bit.

Not such good crop from the apples this year, and those few that are there, are being attacked by birds. Picked six good ones from the Pixie apple though.

Some hazel nuts too.

There hasn’t been great germination of the winter lettuce.

But I am holding out for these brussels spouts to fill out for Christmas!

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 – 28th August 2021

There is a real feel of autumn in the air. So first this week in the garden is a lovely spider web – there were lots this morning.

In the wildflower meadow, the late summer – autumn flowers are out – first devil’s bit scabious. I love the colour of this flower.

Also in the meadow is knapweed. A great pollinator plant.

Autumn of course brings fruit. We don’t have much this year (cold, May with frost) and the brambly apples have got scab – for the first time ever.

Autumn also bring seeds heads – poppies being one of my favourite.

Thankfully there is still some colour – here from snapdragons.

Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.

Six on Saturday – Happy Halloween

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.

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.

So wishing you all a very Happy All Hallows Eve. And special thanks to The Propagator for hosting six on Saturday.

Autumn Walk

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 butterflies.

And finally enjoyed the lovely views.

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.