Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Rustic respite

It's nearly the end of October and the hedgerows are bursting with the fruits of the rose family. These are the hips of the common dog rose that have pushed their way in between the hedge that separates my garden from next doors. The hawthorn which is also a member of the rose family also has bright red haws now. Many people collect all of these free offerings of nature - and for those of you that would like to know ... an avid fan of these gifts once told me that the leaves of the hawthorn taste of 'bread and cheese' - a regular ploughman's lunch!

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