Sunday, 21 October 2012
Apple Day in the garden
Today is Apple Day here in the UK - a day for celebrating this most familiar fruit. However 2012 has not been a good year for the fruit trees in my garden - the harvest has been small and of poor quality. However the birds and other garden wildlife will be celebrating the day as I've left a lot more fruit than usual on the ground for them to feast on and fatten up for the cold days to come.
I'm rather sad that I wasn't able to get to any of the Apple Day events as it has been a really beautiful day. I had to be content with a wander round the garden with my camera as the sun started setting.
This amazing crop of fungi was hiding behind the main flowerbed. I haven't identified them yet but they are a bit too overgrown to be appetising even if they do turn out to be edible.
The leaves on the beech trees are always beautiful as they start to turn colour - looking up through the branches when the sky is blue can sometimes take your breath away.
Unfortunately it won't be long before all this colour will be on the ground waiting to be swept up - a huge job ever year.
There's no denying my garden has been very neglected this year but I'm rather inclined to leave all the tidying up till the spring - its all very overgrown and tangled but a sunny, still, late afternoon in autumn can make even a jungle look beautiful.