weekly photo challenge: gone, but not forgotten

The brambles are still very much in evidence, their leaves turning through gold and ruby red to a less spectacular brown. The blackberries, though, are just a distant memory now, the ripe fruit either gathered by people, eaten by birds and animals, or withered and dry on the stem. Gone, but for us not forgotten. We … More weekly photo challenge: gone, but not forgotten


Most of the blackberries seem to be over now, but there are still plenty of ripe sloes hanging in the hedgerows. We must get around to picking some soon, so that the sloe brandy we make from them will be ready for tasting at Christmas. As well as tasting great when combined with alcohol and … More sloes