Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Nature Notes: Autumn Colours

Summer is slowly winding down, I already put the first chestnut in my pocket where it will stay until next year. The tea crabapples (Malus hupehensis) are getting ripe, they will make good food for song thrushes that migrate down from Scandinavia. They are edible for humans as well, but they are better as apple jelly than raw.

water lily

rose hips...I wish they didn't have those hairy pips

I'm not sure what this is, it grew at the edge of a pond

reeds - it started to rain right after I took this shot

I'm hoping for a sunny autumn, there's nothing quite like a sunny autumn day with colourful leaves, mushrooms and chestnuts everywhere.

Nature Notes is hosted by Michelle at Rambling Wiids

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