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Rowan berries
32/52 for the group 2016 Weekly Alphabet Challenge

This week's theme was: F is for Fall

The weather has not been very good this week but finally it brightened up a bit yesterday and I went out photographing some of the plants and trees that grow around the edge of the town playing fields.

Of course it's not really fall/autumn yet for a few weeks, but the first hints are appearing. Blackberries are ripening, conkers are ready for collecting, and the rowan berries are bright on the trees.

Rowan berries
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grey853 From: grey853 Date: August 13th, 2016 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
You take such nice pictures.

It's not even close to fall here in Kentucky. It's running in the 90s every day with heat indexes over 100. I can hardly wait until fall, because it's my favorite season. It doesn't usually really get going until late September here.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: August 13th, 2016 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
By mid-August, the nights are noticeably longer and the weather is cooler, but I am stretching a point really for the sake of fitting the weekly theme. But if we weren't now retired, this is the time we'd be thinking of the start of the new academic year and gearing up for a new batch of students. It will be interesting to be able to actually get out and enjoy the autumn this year instead of being stuck in a classroom.
grey853 From: grey853 Date: August 13th, 2016 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was a teacher for 27 years before retirement. While I enjoyed the actual teaching, I don't miss the early morning alarms, long days, or being stuck in a classroom one bit.
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: August 13th, 2016 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful shot.

My neighbour's rowan has branches weighed down with berries. Later in the year it will have branches weighed down with blackbirds and thrushes...
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: August 13th, 2016 05:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
The trees along by the edge of the rugby pitch usually have a splendid crop of berries. I've no doubt the birds will be glad of them when autumn actually arrives.
asakiyume From: asakiyume Date: August 13th, 2016 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
And there they are--fairy berries.

Conkers won't be ready for collecting here for another month or so.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: August 15th, 2016 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't have any use for conkers these days, but I think I saw some that had fallen and been squashed on the road. Even better, we have a couple of sweet chestnut trees. Unfortunately, the climate here means that they rarely produce anything in the way of edible nuts.
pdlloyd From: pdlloyd Date: August 13th, 2016 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

They are beautiful.

heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: August 15th, 2016 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. They always look so beautiful on a sunlit day and some years the trees are almost weighed down by them.
scallywag195 From: scallywag195 Date: August 14th, 2016 04:25 am (UTC) (Link)

It looks just like ours but their not as red yet. They're called Mountain Ash in Alaska.

cariadwen From: cariadwen Date: August 14th, 2016 10:22 am (UTC) (Link)
They're call Mountain Ash here, as well as Rowan. We have a place in Wales called Mountain Ash and a traditional song with the same title.
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