In complete contrast to the small, pale cyclamen, I took these photographs of some heather and gorse last week.
The countryside puts on a very colourful end of season display.
The crab apples give a really nice coloured juice.
This apple is from my dwarf apple tree. The tree is about eight years old and is around 4 feet tall. It usually has around 20 - 25 apples. I think the variety was Discovery, its an early apple and they are ready now, very crisp eaten straight from the tree.
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Every spring it is covered in masses of white blossom and now it is laden with beautifully coloured crab apples.
I will be picking these in a day or two, if it stops raining, and making crab apple jelly.
Today we are enjoying time at home and planning a couple of slightly more adventurous trips for next week.
Still, we should be getting warmer and drier weather for a bit now. Apparently the jet stream which has been responsible for this prolonged wet and cool spell has now moved northwards to its more usual position for this time of year and we should now get our normal summer weather.
Thank you to Ginny at The Flour Loft for a Blogger Reflection Award. Ginny writes about her family and her textile business she runs with her friend Alice. I enjoy visiting for her pictures of her garden and all the things she and Alice make - lots of "crafty inspiration". I've decided not pass the award on, not because I can't think of six blogs that inspire me but because it would be difficult to choose. I have added a few more blogs to my list of favourite reads, all of which often make me think and reflect, usually about simple living or knitting/sewing or both.