Festival of Leaves: End of Summer

It’s time for another year of Festival of Leaves. This is the place to share your love for autumn and rain, for dark evenings and cups of tea, of books and all that you love during this time of the year.

~ Verena Cave

End of Summer
Flower, berry and turning leaves all on one plant

“Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It’ll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields… and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?”
― Sam Gamgee from “The Return of the King” Peter Jackson (from J R R Tolkien)

For those of us in the northern hemisphere it will be a long time until spring, but just remember the taste of strawberries to get you through the winter months and if you have some autumn leaves to share, then please visit Verena’s site and join in. She’ll be very happy to see you.

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21 thoughts on “Festival of Leaves: End of Summer

  1. I do love the autumn colours Jude! Obviously in opposite season here at present – the weather has got confused and we have gone straight from winter to summer (we had 2 days, which reached 30 degrees here this week but it is cooler today and I’m back in my Ugg boots tonight!). What a beautiful strawberry plant in your photo! 🙂

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  2. I’m not having autumn yet either, I can’t because I haven’t got anything to wear and I can’t bear what follows it 😦
    I do have jars and jars of strawberry, blackcurrant, and raspberry jams made though, so maybe that will help. Oops no, I need to give up bread for a while so my clothes will fit me!

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  3. So beautiful Jude!!! I love it. You captured the three seasons, flower for spring, strawberry for summer and these wonderful leaves for autumn. Perfect!
    Thanks so much for taking part, much appreciated!
    xx

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  4. Lovely photo Jude and it is strawberry season over here and we are having a glut of them in the green grocers and selling at 3 punnets for $5.oo. So I am gorging on them and mangos at the moment, 5 for $5.00

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    1. That’s a good price PP. I know my son loves to buy fruit especially berries when he is over here as they are so much cheaper than in Australia. I have managed to track down some yellow kiwi which I love, and have that with black figs and yoghurt for breakfast.

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      1. That sounds yummy, though I do prefer the green kiwis. We had a big pile of mango, paw paw (from our garden) and banana with yoghurt, so healthy…

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