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The fruits of autumn beckon

Hawthorn

Spring came late this year, jostling with glorious summer (while it lasted).  Now, as temperatures drop and nights draw in, autumn makes its way centre-stage. Summer’s legacy of sunshine (recall the heatwave?) seems rather fruitful in our countryside and a host of blackberries has now given way to a myriad acorns (2013 is looking like a mast year for oaks), haws (Hawthorn berries) and hips (Dog-rose fruits) amongst many others lending browns and deep reds to the developing hues of nature’s autumnal palette.

 

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