Author Topic: Signs of Autumn  (Read 812 times)

JennyB

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Signs of Autumn
« on: August 11, 2014, 11:58:14 am »
First ripe wild blackberry.  Which was nice!  :thumbsup:
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Basil

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Re: Signs of Autumn
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014, 12:01:08 pm »
Noooooo.  Not yet!
*Holds hands over ears*
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Signs of Autumn
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014, 12:24:49 pm »
Sycamore keys scattered all over the ground this morning.
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Re: Signs of Autumn
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2014, 12:33:07 pm »
Been eating blackberries for a while, but we're down south in Berkshire. Ripe apples falling from trees, mirabelles ripe & falling, etc. My blackcurrants have finished already.
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hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Autumn
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2014, 06:19:54 pm »
First ripe wild blackberry.  Which was nice!  :thumbsup:

I don't think of these as autumn, more dog days of summer.
Anyway, we ate loads of blackberries last week and the week before.

David's tomatoes are ripening.

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Autumn
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2014, 09:36:50 am »
Everything is early this year. Horse chestnut leaves are turning brown, but that's fairly normal for August.

Yesterday evening, for the first time for a couple of months, I went out in shorts and short sleeves and they weren't enough for the weather conditions.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

T42

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Re: Signs of Autumn
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2014, 11:09:20 am »
We have blackberries in the hedge. The chestnut trees are turning, pears are swelling.  The real summer-killer here is the autumn crocus, but they haven't popped up yet.  When they're lying dead in the fields you feel as if the fun's really over, but we can have surprisingly long, pleasant autumns here, often well into November.

Having slaved away at three or four brevets and a diagonale this year, I feel as if I have hardly noticed summer. I want it back.  Not just for cycling, either: beyond the waterproof compact in my HB bag I've hardly touched a camera since last December.
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Kim

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Re: Signs of Autumn
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2014, 01:52:32 pm »
Forgot to take my antihistamines two days in a row and didn't notice.

Though, for broadly similar reasons, I tent (TBAGO) to think of autumn as "optimal cycle touring season".
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