Ripe elderberries

Ripe elderberries

Several of these ripe elderberries are shrivelled – something which seems to be affecting the berries of diverse types of bushes this year.

Ripe elderberries

West Park Japanese acers last show for 2011

Japanese acer, West Park

The two acers nearest to the Tea Rooms chalet seem to keep their display when all the others around the park are already losing their leaves.

Japanese acer, West Park

Since these pictures were taken, even these last two trees are starting to go bald for the winter.

Japanese acer, West Park

Japanese acer, West Park