We've passed through Samhain, and a melancholy spreads across the land. Persephone has entered the underworld, and nature prepares for her sleep.

Summer's End

Hawthorn

Hawthorn

T TThe last hawthorn berries remain on this lichen covered branch...

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Withered

Withered

A AAll withers and turns to a thousand shades of brown...

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Blackberries

Blackberries

T TThese blackberries are long past their best...

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Mottled Leaves

Mottled Leaves

B BBlackberry leaves change to red, then brown before falling back to the earth.

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Withered Leaves

Withered Leaves

A AAs the leaves dry out they curl up and go to sleep.

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Fungi at Wilverley

Fungi at Wilverley

F FFungi start to sprout from the fallen leaves.

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The Old Tree Stump

The Old Tree Stump

M MMoss starts to grow round an old tree stump.

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The Toadstool

The Toadstool

A AA toadstool pushes up through the fallen oak leaves...

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Ferns

Ferns

F FFerns, once a deep green, now fade and turn to brown.

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Weeping

Weeping

A AAnd that which withers then bows its head and weeps.

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The Stem

The Stem

O OOnce vigorous spiralling growth now takes a rest.

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2017-11-10

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