Tag Archives: Autumn

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.

Six on Saturday – 26th September 2020

Today we woke to the first frost of the season, with more forecast for tonight. So it is the end of the runner beans, courgettes and no more opportunity for the world’s smallest pumpkin to get any bigger for Halloween! It about the size of my fist. It was just not warm enough for the squashees and pumpkins this year.

Tiny pumpkin

2. I thought I might be able to salvage some of the remaining runner beans but they were soft and not very appetizing. There are a few dwarf ones left in the greenhouse.

runner beans

3. Plenty brassicas to keep us fed though and the leaves of the kale were looking rather good in the frost.

Frosted kale

4. We didn’t get many blueberries either this year but the last remaining berry and the reddening leaves also looked nice in the frost.

Blueberry

5. A self-seeded fennel, also with frost crystals.

FEnnel

6. And finally this week some parsnip seeds, looking very autumnal.

Parnsip seed

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