Yesterday I distinctly felt autumn in the air. On closer examination I noticed that leaves on the trees are just starting to turn to those beautifully rich autumn shades and the shrubs are bearing berries.

Autumn seems to have arrived earlier than usual and just one other thing. What happened to summer?

Hints of Autumn

Winter Preparation

21 Comments CherryPie on Aug 27th 2009

21 Responses to “Autumn is in the Air”

  1. Bernard says:

    Not here Cherie, It was baking hot today.
    Love the picture of the Hawthorne(?) berries.
    Did you use flash to get that shine?

    • CherryPie says:

      It is starting unusually early here for some reason.

      I think they are Hawthorne berries. The flash did go off, I took the photos at about 6.30pm and it was very dull and overcast which is why the tree doesn’t look its best.

  2. Denise says:

    Sunday sees us travel over the sea, on route to France! Sunshine all the way! (She prayed!) lol! When we go away on the motorbike the sun shines, so lets hope it does, especially as we are taking friends!

  3. Phidelm says:

    One thing about Britain is that there does seem to be a definite point where summer turns into autumn. A friend used to say that autumn had a distinctive smell – colder air, hence clearer? I don’t know, all I do know is that it doesn’t happen here! I love the pix – esp the oak tree.

    • CherryPie says:

      I have heard people say about the smell too but I don’t have a sense of smell so I can’t comment on that but. There was a definite feel in the air the same as when you can feel snow in the air.

      I love that tree and I can see it from where I sit at my computer :-)

  4. Here too Autumn has made an appearance…the sap is starting to run downwards, leaves falling, heavy dew on ground etc etc – all helped along by an unusual drought. Global warming has definitely made known its presence in our rain forests this year.
    Love that berry shot.

    • CherryPie says:

      I find the seasons have turned very strange. We don’t seem to get proper season here any more, some days it is sunny and some days it is rainy.

      Glad you like the pic :-)

  5. trubes says:

    ‘What happened to Summer’?
    I think we all blinked and missed it Cherie.
    It is pretty cold here today with intermittent downpours biting wind and then sushine…crazy weather!
    Thanks for your comments on my site Cherie. There’s been such a response that I havn’t had time to reply to all yet.
    I must confess, I’m ‘tickled pink’.


    • CherryPie says:

      I have no idea what happened to summer I was banking on a late one in September.

      We have had torrential downpours here today a it has been very windy at times.

      Your welcome :-) your posts are always so interesting.

  6. luisa brehm says:

    not here too, Fairy !!! it’s really hot ;-) ))))))))))))) sometimes i ask to myself what happened to spring and autumn because they don’t exist anymore oopppssssssssssssss

    super berries !!!
    lots of love and kissesssssssssssssssssssss
    and a magical weekend

  7. ubermouth says:

    Autumn is my favaourite season,but they don’t have enough maple trees in Uk.

  8. jameshigham says:

    I’ve always looked forward to the onset of autumn but this year, with a few worries, it is not as appealing. Come the falling leaves though, that will change.

  9. sally says:

    love the berries :-)

  10. jpt says:

    And next week will become VERY autumnal I believe,

    • CherryPie says:

      I got some more autumnal pictures today. I can’t remember the last time autumn came so early. I always have my hols early to late September and the weather is always good. Seems I may be a little chilly this year…

  11. Sean Jeating says:

    With some delays the low over Great Britain let us get reached by the first harbingers of autumn, too.
    Yesterday about 100 starlings enjoyed a first class supper in our elder tree. Amazing to watch. The noise reminded a bit of Hitchcock.