garden photography: rowan berries

During November I want to see trees or leaves or anything found in a woodland environment

(this can include individual trees or leaves or woodland/forest views, fungi, wildlife or wildflowers – it can be of an autumnal flavour or anytime in the year, up to you)

During my recent trip up north I was very much taken by all the rowan trees in Scotland full to bursting with juicy red (and sometimes yellow) berries. On my return I did some research and discovered that the more fashionable name for these trees is Sorbus – the Latin name is sorbus aucuparia – or mountain ash, though it has nothing to do with the common ash tree.



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23 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    They’re a nice splash of colour, aren’t they, Jude? It’s been proper glum here today. One quick venture out to Aldi and a whole heap of washing and ironing. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Rain, hail, wind, rain – not a day to be outside here. Still not 100% either – even a trip to the supermarket whacked me out yesterday.

  2. Hi Jude,,,,,,absolutely love the Rowan Berries. I have not seen them before. Scotland must be an incredible place and I am looking forward to getting there one day from Australia! Thank you.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Scotland is indeed a delightful country and I have not seen anywhere near enough of it.

  3. Your first photo is just beautiful. I will have to search through my holiday photos to find a woodland photo for you.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Indeed you will – though you probably have photos of rain forests close to you?

      1. I’m sure I’ll find a photo or too that will fit the theme.

  4. desleyjane says:

    Beautiful photos Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you DJ – not many macro opportunities on the trip.

  5. Love the composition of the first one, that lovely smooth hill to the left. Rowans are pretty special: Morskie Oko had a small grove, and the next street along form here-home is lined with them.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are lovely trees especially at this time of the year.

  6. There were mountain ash trees where I grew up, and I remember the berries being mouth-puckeringly bitter. Lovely splashes of colour in a green forest, though.
    I’ve gone for trees this time — silhouettes, to be precise.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Birds like the berries apparently and go for the red ones first so pink or yellow berries last the longest!

  7. Joanne Sisco says:

    A tree I actually know! … and I really like the Mountain Ash, especially at this time of year with their bright red berries. Our neighbour behind us has a large Mountain Ash in their backyard and it’s very popular with the birds.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Every garden should have one and they did used to be quite common in England, but not so much now.

      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        I don’t see a lot of them here either. I read once that when property owners are selecting trees to plant, they often reject trees that could ‘leave a mess’ with berries, fruit, even flower petals. Sad, but true.

  8. Jui says:

    hi! Love the theme and photos!

  9. Louise says:

    They really do stand out these little festooned trees , I’ve seen a number round and about too Jude . My holly is rather well endowed with clusters of berries too this year … hmm it’s got me thinking … cold chills on the way for sure . Lovely landscape in the background too .

    1. Heyjude says:

      There does seem to be a lot of berries around this year – hips, haws, holly berries, blackberries – hopefully it is just because we had that lovely warm September and not a forecast of harsh things to come.

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