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.


21 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m sitting munching strawberries for breakfast. 🙂 Lovely image, Jude. It takes me right back to my dad’s allotment so many years ago.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Strawberries for breakfast? Sounds very nice and summer holidayish 🙂 This plant was in a container. I may have a go at growing some myself next year.

  2. 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! 🙂

  3. Sue Slaght says:

    All right Jude. I will do my best to remember. 🙂 We are having warm weather and savoring every day as a gift.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Pretty good here too Sue. I am not complaining 😀

  4. Mother Hen says:

    All things bright and beautiful..Very pretty!

  5. restlessjo says:

    NOOO! I’m in denial 😦 Maybe next month… just maybe!
    But it IS a lovely photo and quote. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I noticed some red and yellow in the trees today as I went to the supermarket, but it has been a glorious day so I’m happy 🙂

    2. Heyjude says:

      It almost IS next month!

  6. Lucid Gypsy says:

    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!

  7. verenacave says:

    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!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I was so pleased to find some change of colour as I passed by this plant. Glad you like it too 🙂

  8. pommepal says:

    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

    1. Heyjude says:

      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.

      1. pommepal says:

        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…

        1. Heyjude says:

          I love paw paw and banana together. I find green kiwis have an odd taste.

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