Autumn Leaves

We’ve had such a lot of miserable grey clouds and heavy rain this wet and windy autumn, but recently I caught this tree all golden against a blue sky in a rare moment of sunshine walking home from the supermarket – camera phones are just great for capturing impromptu moments like this 🙂

Weekly Smile

My Autumn Back Garden

We’ve had a lot of wind and rain recently, so many of our autumn leaves are already on the ground long before having a real chance to create a spectacular show of colour this year, although these little yellow mushrooms enjoying the saturated grass are happy to join in 🙂

Flower of the Day

Fruit Crumble

A chronological line up of pics showing a day in the life of two types of autumn fruits progressing from plant to plate 🙂

The fruit on mum and dad’s plum tree is ripening nicely just now, as are the brambles growing along the side of the road by the house. So the other day my husband picked some of both and I made them into one big fruit crumble.

After cooking in the oven I could see the fruit had been far juicier than I had anticipated so the end result didn’t look the best with all the juice soaking right up through the sugary cinnamony crumble topping but oh, the smell – and the taste – was absolutely delicious.

We had it hot with custard on the first day, then cold with vanilla ice cream the next… yum! 🙂

Weekly Prompt: Line Up

Fallen Leaves

 

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After yesterday’s blustery winds and last night’s really heavy rain, instead of the gentle spiralling fall of dry and crispy puffed-up autumn leaves to kick and crunch through, we’ve been left today with a soggy-bottomed slippy leaf mulch sticking to the pavements and jammed into gutters and drains – not so pretty to photograph, but I tried anyway 🙂

Taken in Leytonstone, East London