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Autumn colours

Today it poured with rain, but the last week has had wonderful autumn sunshine. I always seem to forget to take photos of the garden in autumn, but on Saturday I remembered:   View from under the apple tree (I must trim the top of that hedge...)


I don't know the name of that maple on the right, it was there when we moved in, but I kept it even though it does cast a lot of shade, because of the autumn colour.


The campanulas are still flowering!  No frosts yet.


Despite the gloom today, the chestnuts are falling.  I picked up these in the woods today: pretty much my only foraging this year, I haven't even picked rowan berries or crabapples to cook, although I have scavenged hazelnuts and blackberries from the hedges.   I am trying to remember to keep both eyes on Rosie Roo, and not get too distracted!  But you can't eat chestnuts fresh from the tree, they need cooking.



I plan to toast them.  Must remember to cut X's into them: last time I forgot and they went pop in the oven.

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huinare
24th Oct, 2016 23:52 (UTC)
Oooh, pretty.
howlin_wolf_66
25th Oct, 2016 12:48 (UTC)
Idyllic setup. :-)
pixel39
25th Oct, 2016 15:37 (UTC)
I think that maple's name is Edgar. It looks like an Edgar.
bunn
25th Oct, 2016 20:27 (UTC)
I'll try to remember it's called Edgar next year :-D
pixel39
26th Oct, 2016 16:34 (UTC)
Unrelatedly, one of the things I learned on the trip to Wales last month was how to tell the difference between a ripe blackberry and one that is very nearly but still not quite ripe. There seem to be a lot of blackberries in the vicinity of historical sites, so there was a lot of spontaneous foraging. ;-)
timetiger
26th Oct, 2016 19:26 (UTC)
Such lovely and evocative photos.The first one even calls up a certain not quite expressible autumn scent.

Fresh chestnuts! Growing up, I would buy them from men with braziers in New York this time of year. They were delicious, hot, and slightly burned.
apel
27th Oct, 2016 04:13 (UTC)
Thanks for sharing photos of your garden. Lovely to see!
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