The transition has begun.
Knitting has been brought out from hibernation.
The final seeds have been sown.
And the flowers and herbs continue to thrive in the potager beds, the warmth of the gravel and stones keeping them in a summer state.
Seasonal adjustments are happening all over the northern hemisphere, as the days draw close to balance and equinox.
Berries are in abundance this year, some say a sign of a harsh winter, but that’s to be seen.
Cotoneaster, Hazel, Blackcurrant and Fuschia all here together.
The changing colours are so very gentle and subtle, but they’re there if one looks…
Blackberries ripen near the stone circle, as the leaves mottle and turn towards Autumn.
The Sloes on the Blackthorn are ready to pick…these will make some fine Sloe Gin for Midwinter.
The Sloes are pricked with a pin and pushed into a bottle half-filled with Gin.
The bottle is then sealed and buried in the earth until Yuletide celebrations, when it is ceremoniously dug up and partaken of!
Deep within the Fairy Wood, Autumn creates some more magic…
These tiny mushrooms are growing on a dead branch of Goat Willow.
Crocosmia Monbretia in all its Autumn glory.