A gleam of Autumn
It’s Autumn - usually my favourite season when the days are clear and mellow, perfect for walking, and the trees put on their stunning colour display. Not so this year – it’s been wet or overcast and cold. Most of the leaves have stayed a muddy yellow green or have just turned brown and fallen off. I haven’t been able to do any walking either.
|Not much autumn colour this year - Mostly everything looks like this|
Only the reds have shown up clearly, like gleaming jewels, amid the browns and greens and the berries have done well too. My son has a scientific explanation. The leaves have more anthocyanins and the plants are developing more sugar, but what does it mean? There are rumours of a warmish winter to come. Are the berries for the birds because they won’t need to migrate? Who knows, but it is different this year.
|There is almost nothing flowering, but there are lots of berries|
|Warm Winter? Cold Winter? What does the abundance of berries mean?|