Autumn has settled in, temperatures have plummeted, rose
hips are gleaming here and there on the verges of paddocks.
The birds are enjoying hawthorn berries. It all sounds
of the wireless internet router,
summer there was a major locust plague. The swarms were
aerially sprayed yet not eradicated. We did not have enough
to demolish our pastures but certainly more than I bargained
for. The first wave stripped all the leaves off our broad beans
and damaged a number of other plants. Thankfully, they left
the citrus trees intact.
all the leaves from all my grapevines that provide shade for the
front and back of the house and were full of ripening fruit.
With the loss of the leaves, the green fruit also fell robbing
both us and our visiting birds of a delicious food source.
invading the house and taking their toll on the vegetation.
On top of that, the grasshoppers were also out in force.
nondescript after a few spoonfuls. It is the fruit of a cactus and I
got a piece to strike as well. In a couple of years I may have a few
fruit to brighten up my fruit basket. Even if the taste is nothing
spectacular, it is high in vitamin C.
like a ruby in it's golden setting.
I will have to go out and capture the wonders of the changing
colours for you to enjoy with me as soon as we get a sunny day.
Enlarge if you wish, the pomegranate is worth it.
Thanks to Michelle at Rambling Woods we can air our observations in this meme.