The flowering season seemed to pass by so quickly I hardly noticed this year, and already the ivy berries are beginning to ripen.
Yet more on the subtle colours of some autumn leaves: this time of hazel. The top picture shows a catkin which will ripen in the new year.
The toadstool, as featured in the Super Mario games, in the dancing mushrooms scene of Fantasia, and innumerable illustrations in children’s books.
These were growing within yards of the Wolverhampton ring road.
The leaves changing colour, just before the recent strong winds brought most of them down.
This willow on the Upper Green at Tettenhall was gently turning an autumn yellow.
The ash keys seem to be profuse this year.
The top four pictures are all from the Lower Green at Tettenhall. The final two are from the Upper Green.
More colours of autumn. This tree is another from Bantock Park.
The acers in West Park keep getting ever more vivid, and each time I wander round the park I seem to notice another cluster of them.
It really does look very like pieces of range peel which have been left as litter. The small pale yellow object on the fungus above is a tiny insect.
This fungus appears in the same spot, very near the Conservatory in West Park, every autumn.
This oak tree was in the same clump of trees as yesterday’s sycamore in Bantock Park. The colours are more muted.