ripe rowan

November 19, 2010

in Trees, Woods and Forests

Rowan - Mountain Ash   |   Mesmerising Moments

A bright ball hangs in the sky burning holes in the groggy fog. It wasn’t there this morning. Great slashes of blue smash together banishing stray clouds.

Ten metres above sea level the mountain ash is mountainless, a leafless wandmaker, dripping with scarlet baubles defiant against the blue.

The birds know they’re there. They can’t be missed but when the first frost hits and bitterness lifts they’ll strip you bare of all decoration.

There are a lot of berries this year. The promise of snow? Please, please, please.


This picture was taken during this Mesmerising Moment on a mobile phone camera.


You can find out more about the loneliest Rowan (Mountain Ash – Sorbus aucuparia) on the Forestry Commission website.


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