Autumn Seeds, Berries and Lichens

www.bealtainecottage.com 003Harvesting Willow today in the Permaculture gardens of Bealtaine.

www.bealtainecottage.com 004This Willow is pollarded rather than coppiced.

www.bealtainecottage.com 006The day is fine…good for washing to dry out on the clothes line.

Fresh air and sunshine have an excellent cleansing effect on the materials.

www.bealtainecottage.com 012Working so close to the trees, and seeing the lichens and mosses in the sunlight is magical.

Little cobwebs, insects and textures becomes a world all of its’ own.

www.bealtainecottage.com 014An opportunity to admire the berries on the Hawthorn, set against the silver of the bark.

www.bealtainecottage.com 015Clusters of berries on the Ivy continue to develop.

www.bealtainecottage.com 016Not to be out-done…the cerise pink berries on the native Irish Spindle make a show of themselves!

www.bealtainecottage.com 020Seeds on the Alder trees hang low in the bog garden.

www.bealtainecottage.com 021The green of Autumn has a fairytale quality about it…it becomes a woodland green, reflected by silvery, autumnal sun light.

www.bealtainecottage.com 031Where summer sun on trees casts darkness underneath, autumn sun creates shadows…

www.bealtainecottage.com 034The Fairy Wood is timeless with trailing ivy and sunlight.

www.bealtainecottage.com 036Ivy and moss…

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www.bealtainecottage.com 056Jack and Che-Mousey-Bear play in the sunshine.

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5 thoughts on “Autumn Seeds, Berries and Lichens

    • Thanks…willow can be cut any-time after the sap has dropped, from leaf fall onwards…that has been my experience here at Bealtaine. I have so much willow here, that I begin around this time and continue all the way through to Spring!

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  1. These images, especially the cerise pink berries and ivy and moss, are simply stunning! Maybe pursuing this seemingly natural ability to take wonderful photographs could become a stepping stone to achieving your dream forest. Doors can open in the strangest and most unexpected of places…..

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    • Oh, thanks, Christine! If only…however, I love to take photographs and it’s always a challenge trying to capture what I see…it is the minutiae of life that fascinates me.
      Bless you for lovely words!
      Colette

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