We have a number of Rowan trees, or Mountain Ash, in our garden. I love their shape, their autumn berries – which are swiftly gobbled by the birds – and the reminder of wonderful holidays in the Lake District where the Rowans grow in abundance.
Here, I managed to catch the berries with the sun directly behind them, no special filters, just a sparkle of light.
I haven’t been posting lately, life gets in the way sometimes, so the camera has been pretty much mothballed. This shot, of an early morning start to a hike in Derbyshire’s Peak District three weeks ago, was taken with my phone camera. It turned out far better than I had expected it to. The fog and mist, which was very widespread, soon melted away to leave a clear, crisp autumn day, perfect for a walk.
The Michaelmas Daisy, or Aster, is a plant that shouts Autumn, despite not being of the fiery hues we become used to in the borders at this time of year. This lovely clump was photographed at Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire.
It’s a sure sign of autumn when the maples in our garden start to change colour, and although they were not as spectacular this year as they have been previously – losing their leaves quickly in the high winds – this one looked rather good when it was in mid-change from green to red.