Best of the Month

Berries from the Rowan Tree – (Sorbus aucuparia)
“Autumn is springtime in reverse.”

Terri Guillemets

Best of the Month – of September 2022

 “Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul . . . but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.”

Peggy Toney Horton

Music Score – Indie RockMorning Light Music

Designs – Earthly Comforts – Inspired by Nature – see collection here

Welcome to Best of the Month

I take hundreds of photographs each and every month – either out and about walking around the town of Sandwich or around Kent county where l live, whilst in the garden or the allotment or even when volunteering.

I take photographs of all sorts of things as well, from the typical and the normal to the more unusual or the quirky to the ‘ooh that’s different’.

This series is literally about moments l have captured during my travels whilst out with my cameras that l thought other people may appreciate also.

I hope you’ll enjoy the series.

Check out – Best of the Month Directory

September 2022
Dahlias against garden statue backdrop
September has been a busy month for all sorts of reasons. Primarily because of the arrival of the new allotment schedule into the working week but also preparations for Suze’s daughter and grandchildren arriving for a month’s holiday from Australia. Never mind all the other aspects that keep me busy. 

I haven’t been on as many walks this month, and l have been taking more photographs of ‘The Earthly Comforts Garden’ for the new series, The Allotment Plotters, which l will write about towards the end of the month. 

Autumn is now upon us as a season. The weather has been milder than previous autumns, although only now do l feel the temperatures are dropping down a few notches, and l am having to don slightly heavier clothing to keep the cold out of places it isn’t welcome.

For me, autumn is usually a golden month – as in golden browns, golden russets, and golden oranges which can make the month of September genuinely vibrant.

Whilst that is considered normal – due to the intense heat we experienced in the months of July and August, it still appears that the trees are too tired to play the season game and unsure if they are in fact in autumn.

Still, they have an abundance of berries. The rowan berries were a startling orange that was hard to ignore this year!

Thanks for reading.

Designs – Earthly Comforts – Inspired by Nature – see collection here
Reflectively Architectural

River Deep, Marina High
Contrasting Autumn Walks Along Ramparts
Bird’s Eye View
September’s Flora
Designs – Earthly Comforts – Inspired by Nature – see collection here
Rowan Tree Leaves and Berries

Selected Best of the Month of September Photograph

Nothing truly spectacular about the Rowan Tree except for the full-on vibrancy of the berries this year. It simply captivated my imagination. It was such a fantastic scarlet orange.

The bird life disperses the seeds of this tree. The Rowan tree can live as long as two hundred years and attain an overall height of 12-plus metres. The leaves of the tree range in colour from a greyish green to silvery mauve. The Rowan trees hold both male and female parts of the reproduction cycle. Whilst growing wild, it is not uncommon to see Rowans in people’s gardens in the UK.

The tree itself is a valuable nutrient to many forms of wildlife, ranging from caterpillars to moths which feed entirely on the berries. Whilst the flowering blossoms provide a food source for bees and other pollinators. The berries are also eaten by several bird species, such as blackbirds, thrush, waxwing and fieldfare.

Also, humans can eat Rowan’s berries, which are rich in vitamin C and can be used to make a sour jam.

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Published by The Autistic Composter

Earthly Comforts is a wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, inspiration, poetry and photography.

16 thoughts on “Best of the Month

  1. The berries are a gorgeous color and thank you for the back story on the Rowan tree. There is so much to learn about nature’s beauty. All of the photos are stunning and I especially like the September’s Flora grouping.

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