Friday, 18 September 2009

Weekend colour




We're off to a friend's wedding this weekend but here's a bit of local colour while we're gone - the rowan tree in our front garden to be precise. It's lost a lot of the berries from the top now (to hungry birds) but the lower branches are still pretty laden. It really is a beautiful tree.






See you back on Monday for the you-know-what poem.

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20 comments:

Rachel Fenton said...

OMG who mows your lawn - what a lawn! Do you hold garden parties and bowls festivals and, and...it's way too neat! Brilliant! The whole thing looks like wrapping paper!

Rachel Fox said...

We do have a ridiculously big front lawn so there is a guy who comes and mows it (or we'd be doing nothing but mowing!). The one who used to come has retired and the new guy goes for this stripey look...not our choice! It's a bit Blue Velvet, yes.
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Crafty Green Poet said...

what wonderful rowan berries, they're having a good year this year....

Enjoy the wedding!

hope said...

Wow...I had no idea those beautiful trees has such brilliant blossoms. Thank you for that...and have a great weekend.

Red Bird said...

What a lovely tree, Rachel- don't know what a rowan tree is- have to look that one up!
:)
Hope you have a good time at the wedding!
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Rachel Fox said...

They're berries, Hope, but looking at the photos again I can see why you might think they were blossoms.

It has been a particularly good year for the red berries. A friend who knows about such things says it's because we had such a warm spring...lots of insects about and so good pollination.

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Totalfeckineejit said...

That's not a garden,that's a feckin park! The Rowan trees are beautiful.

Rachel Fenton said...

A good crop of rowan berries is supposed to precede a harsh winter!

Dominic Rivron said...

Rachel Fenton beat me to it. All that grass makes me tired just looking at it - although, in the absence of a lawn, weeding the same area would be a lot worse.

Rachel Fox said...

The deal we have here is that I do no gardening at all! I work in the house not out. Lovely to look at it all though.
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hope said...

Wow, I just clicked on the photo....what an amazing tree! Thanks for sharing.

Yep, Hubby maintains the out of doors since we live in the country on 5 acres...about 3.5 of which have to be mowed.

Dick said...

We've got a rowan tree in our new back garden. They certainly bring the birds in, don't they? I've seen magpies, thrushes, jays and, this afternoon, a green woodpecker.

Rachel Fox said...

Impressive, Mr Jones. Mainly blackbirds in ours I think.
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Sorlil said...

What gorgeous pics, I'm so jealous of your garden!

Rachel Fox said...

Yes, there are moments when it feels like suburban hell but overall it is more good than evil.
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deemikay said...

Oooh... who's making the Rowan jelly?

All that green and red always makes me think cletic thoughts. :)

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Rachel Fox said...

I think you're out of practice D. Double comments...and cletic? Sounds interesting.
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deemikay said...

Och, och, och, och, och!

I meant "celtic". And my fingers can't type any more. I shall have to go and practice commenting at my own bit. That way I can delete in secrecy. :os

(Triple checked for typos...)

Rachel Fox said...

I can spell it but I often mispronounce (and call the football team keltic...). Doh!
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