According to the weather experts, November 2012 was the sunniest since 2006. Luckily, in spite of plenty of rain, the heavy downpours did not reach the South-East so that we were spared the misery suffered by the people in the West, who were forced from their homes after widespread flooding. We were also spared a frost so that plants that would normally be shutting down for the winter were still flowering.
The blackbirds like to peck at the fallen apples.
Candle snuff fungus (Xylaric hypoxylon) on a rotting tree stump.
Pink rose ‘fairy’ and cosmos
Perennial fuchsia megellanica (ladies eardrops)
Martin has pruned our greengage tree.
A blackbird that flew into our window is given some mealworms to help recovery.
Physalis – a genus of plants in the nightshade family (Solanaceae)
A white rose is still flowering.
Fallen leaves (and an apple)
The tree peony is shedding its leaves.
The winter lettuce is netted to stop the pigeons nibbling it.
Nat King Cole – Autumn Leaves