As I turn a corner, a sad elder stands stark and lonely. The leaves have shrivelled and the fruit dried out. Elder seems to have struggled this year, one of the most frequent weaklings in this untypically hot, dry summer. Given the expected future climate, I worry about these little treasures, I do so love the berries.
I fly down the final hill towards my destination, and my excitement of arriving is palpable. The scrumping of the sweet, soft plums off the tree inside the gate is ample reward for my efforts. I poke around looking for a couple that have been untarnished by wasps, I have no interest in sharing! As I sit and munch my partially ill-gotten gains, I survey the gentle breeze in the trees and listen to the bird song. I think I’m looking forward to autumn.
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