Hedgehogs are known as ‘the gardener’s friend’ as they eat slugs, beetles and caterpillars and do no damage to plants or crops. Continue reading
For a brief moment this morning the sun shone brightly and set the hedgerow ablaze.
“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” Jim Bishop
This little fellow was doing what squirrels do best, eating nuts!
“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
William Cullen Bryant
Callicarpa bodinieri Profusion is commonly called Beauty Berry for good reason. The iridescent berries are like beads.
This clematis grows wild in the hedgerows and in the autumn the fluffy seed heads appear – they are known as Old Man’s Beard or traveller’s joy. This wild clematis is a vigorous climber which entwines itself around any convenient nearby support. It is said to do the Devil’s work for him by smothering other plants to death. In this image the clematis has twined itself through a hawthorn and I love how the late afternoon sun catches the seed heads.
Gorgeous autumnal colours in this bouquet of flowers.
“It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.” P D James
Bright autumnal days are perfect for walks in the woods…
“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”
Fungi are fascinating and I enjoy autumnal walks looking for different types. I think these as Shaggy inkcap mushrooms, but I may be mistaken.