Sunday, 7 October 2007

Autumn hedgerow dalliance

Hard not to feel whimsical and chilled this weekend. Duck, goose and hen huts all mucked out and stuffed with fresh straw, I headed out across the farm, ancient stained trug picturesquely in hand, to snatch probably the last makings for a blackberry crumble to feed friends due to arrive for lunch. And no, there was neither skipping nor gingham apron. I left the dogs behind as there are now hundreds of sheep in lamb scattered about and when I forage I tend to forget to keep the necessary beady eye on the hounds. But I did take the camera to capture this autumn moment when everything puts its last effort into looking gorgeous before wilting.


6 comments:

mountainear said...

Lovely pictures again. A good berry year I think.

KAZ said...

Now why did you have to go and mention blackberry crumble?
I'm craving for some now and it's a bit late to go out blackberry picking.

I'll make do with a rhubarb yogurt.

Matty S said...

Sounds great!! THEM PICS ARE FANTASTIC!!! HOW DID YOU MAKE THE LITTLE SLIDE??? I am hoping to go picking the sloe berries soon to make gin!!

Mopsa said...

Matty S - welcome! Slides are a piece of cake. Go to www.slide.com or you might prefer www.bubbleshare.com

Mopsa said...

M'ear - your piccies have been an inspiration.

Kaz - rhubarb yogurt is no substitute for bramble crumble with cream.....

tim relf said...

Thanks Mopsa - I was just deliberating what to eat for dessert tonight... you've just made my mind up!