The fruits of late autumn
The hedgerows on Walton Downs were splendid this morning - plenty of leaf still intact and of various colour - plus an abundance of fruit, in particular Spindle, Rosehips, Buckthorn, Black Bryony, Wild Privet and Hawthorn. I don't think that I've seen such a show so late in the year.
|Spindle - an abundance of this gaudy pink fruit...|
|... which when split reveals an orange seed - colour co-ordination gone AWOL!!|
|Plenty of Hawthorn still decked with haws and only a few thrushes taking advantage|