Took a walk along some local footpaths yesterday to see what was happening in hedgerows, fields, and rivers. Although temps and humidity are still quite high, changes are afoot, and the mellow fruitfulness of late Summer could be seen. There’s plenty of fruit around: blackberries; sloes; elderberries; rowan berries; and crab apples – to name a few. There’s lots of colour amidst the lush greens: pinks, reds, and copper-browns from bramble flowers, reed flowers, dock, hemp agrimony, and thistles.
Some of the wheatfields have yet to be harvested, but they look very ready as they sit blond-bleached by the sun.
It’s all really quite lovely.