Today Over The Garden Fence

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This morning we woke to thickly frosted panes on the cottage roof lights. But what a change after the dank and gloomy days. The frost came with added sunshine. And blue-sky brilliance. And frosted sparkles. And somehow cold weather doesnโ€™t seem half so shivery when it brings wall-to-wall brightness.

This is the Evereste crab apple tree by the back garden fence. The pigeons and blackbirds have been scoffing the tiny apples. At least half the crop has gone already. It helps that the fruits are much smaller this year so the birds can get their beaks round them. And in between times, the apples that remain make fine beaded garlands, which we can see, looking up through the kitchenโ€™s French windows. It truly is a treasure of a tree.

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Back in August and September:

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CFFC: Apple Red Colours

23 thoughts on “Today Over The Garden Fence

    1. And in more ways than one. The other day I found a heap of pigeon feathers just by the tree. It looked like a small explosion. And more than likely the work of one of our local peregrine falcons. Pigeon distracted by crab apples. Next moment an un-pigeon.

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