Saturday, 19 October 2013

Seasonal Splash ~ Autumn Colour

I have to confess that I am not a huge fan of autumn. I definitely prefer spring, with its sense of promise, but I do love the fiery colours that can be seen at this time of year.

This funny little apple doesn't look very exciting, but I have posted it because (a) apparently it is Apple Day this weekend, possibly tomorrow, and (b) the apple that is no longer on the branch was eaten by a blackbird. These are very small apples, and he pecked away until there was practically nothing left. The female blackbird perched on a branch but did not appear to be eating at all. 

The photos above and below show a splash of autumn colour in our garden. 

The chestnut below was at Sutton Hoo, where I recently saw two ladybirds sheltering in the chestnut prickles. As you can see the case has now burst open. The sight of these chestnuts made me think of my teenage years when we would gather chestnuts and roast them on a toasting fork on the fire. Mmmmm! 

These holly berries were also at Sutton Hoo. I rather think they will have gone long before Christmas! 

And finally ... these three Long-tailed tits graced our feeder earlier in the week. What lovely birds they are! My thanks to David, who grabbed my camera and took this photo before these skittish little fellows flitted off.


Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos! I also prefer spring in general but love the autumnal colours. Yes it's apple day today.

Margie said...

Wonderful shots, Caroline.
I am a big fan of all the wonderful colors of autumn but like you prefer spring

eileeninmd said...

Very pretty fall colors and photos. I love long-tails! Have a happy week!