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.