Although today has been delightfully sunny with a warm and gentle breeze, the mood in the garden has changed. I feel that there is something different, a final flourish of flowers and lots of berries and fruit on the trees. The sun's light is more subdued, setting earlier now and darkness falling sooner but how I love these late summer days.
My little damson tree has flourished and is laden down with beautiful fruit, the colour overlaid with a pale bloom.
I draped the branches with pretty things in thanks for such a harvest.
Why restrict our tree decorating to the Winter Solstice or Christmas and unlike a chopped-down fir, this tree will live to see many more seasons.
I want to make some damson gin and imagine the colour will look like the most precious of jewels when it is ready to enjoy.