Autumn in the Arboretum, Merlin revisited
This is just a small selection of the colours and textures we saw.
This reminds me of a giant hairy caterpillar.
These are almost spring like
Look at the contrast of the bright flowers against the dusky foliage.
One of the heritage apple trees. Sadly all the apples are left to drop and not used, despite the cafe there using imported fruit. I've written to the college to ask why the fruit isn't used or given away.
Evening primrose from bud to bloom.
Sunflower heads always please me either in bloom or going to seed. You can just imagine the birds lining up to eat them.
You can see what I mean about the rotting fruit.
Don't these look like fans?
A path into another world?
So many conifers and fir trees to be seen.
All those eyes watching us.
This I loved for the contrast between the new shiny leaves and the older faded glory
Chestnut leaves on the turn
This trunk had ridges all along it.
Birches gleaming silver in the shade.
keys to somewhere magical.
Even the young trees have their share of the limelight.
Golden Oak leaves.
Look at the moss and lichens on this trunk.
Crab apples waiting to be made into jelly.
The bark on this beauty peels naturally.
Merlin on the BBC. For those outside the UK can you access the BBC.co.uk website? If you can there is BBC Iplayer which allows you to watch all the previous weeks programmes.
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