Thursday, 16 October 2014

mid - October

Already mid-October, things have been busy here but I have made time to walk and notice the slow changes in the countryside as autumn approaches.

The leaves are beginning to turn

splashes of red

and yellow in the hedgerows.

There are plenty of rosehips

and it has been a particularly good year for blackberries though the flavour of the remaining ones is beginning to deteriorate. I have some in the freezer to make blackberry and apple crumble or for baked blackberry oatmeal and I've made a few pots of blackberry jelly.

Amidst all the business, and in between the rainstorms, I have been appreciating the gentle quietness of the season.

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