Graham recently wrote about Winter (on the Isle of Lewis). Here in south-west Sweden – pretty much on the same latitude on the globe – even if we sometimes get frosty nights already in September, I don’t think of it as winter until the leaves have fallen off the trees, and taken all colour with them. For now, I’m glad to say, we’re still in the full glory of Autumn. Nature’s own fireworks celebration before going into winter rest…
Here’s the tree I see from my kitchen window, Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday this week:
And here are more autumn photos from my recent walkabouts (some wet, some sunny):
Same fly agaric, 10th October
‘Ölandstok’, Dasiphora fruticosa.
In Sweden, this shrub grows wild on Öland (the island off the east coast that I visited this summer and from where I have been sharing plenty of photos recently). But it is also common in gardens and parks around where I live.