Thursday, 9 October 2014

the hawthorn tree in october


The hawthorn tree is laden with deep red haws, all glistening after an early morning shower of rain. The deep green leaves are just beginning to turn and are becoming mottled.



Walking across the field to the hawthorn tree, I saw my first (and probably last!) Painted Lady butterfly of the year. I also had lovely view of a Jay feeding on the ground near to the hawthorn tree.  


Joining in with Loose and Leafy's 'Tree Following Project'


  1. The mottled leaves are beautiful -- looks a bit like Christmas!

  2. There seems to be a wide variation across the country about which hawthorns are doing what when. I'm not sure if it's to do with location or whether there are varieties of hedgerow hawthorn. What they have in common though is that they elicit affection and admiration from those who see them.


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