Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Hedgerow Honeysuckle

The hedgerows are full of tumbling honeysuckle at the moment and their berries are

 bright dots of red against the lush green.  The birds will eventually enjoy these which are more seed than flesh but the humans
will be more drawn to their hedgerow companion, the blackberry.  There was probably enough for a small pie in the hedgerow
and I was reliably informed by my blackberry taster that these were quite sweet although some elsewhere were not.  Perhaps we will wait for the first frost to "drive the devil out" and they will all become sweet perfection.
The species of honeysuckle growing in gardens tends to be showier in colour but nature has other colours to show at this time of year
with the heather in bloom on heathland and hills.

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at H here


Melody Steenkamp said...

tasty choice for h... I went picking some just this afternoon

Lovely photo's too.

Have a nice ABC-day / – week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-team)

Leslie: said...

oh my gosh, awesome photos and I know I should head out to look for some blackberries now that they're all over the place!.

abcw team

Photo Cache said...

My honeysuckle did not bloom this year, but there was profusion of blooms last year.


carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous macro shots of the honeysuckle and nature's gems!

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Amit Agarwal said...

Beautiful captures!
Great to know about the flora in your part of the world:)
Thank you Joy:)

Roger Owen Green said...

LOVE the red color