Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fall Harvest

Autumn is not only the time for us to harvest our gardens but the birds, bees and other wildlife begin their harvest too of juicy berries, apples and nectar.
Yellow twig dogwood which the robins love, and this is the second batch of berries, the shrub flowers and forms berries in the spring too.
Elderberries, one year I'll pick some and make a pie.
Dwarf crabapples, the birds and squirrels fight over these.
I love the dainty red berries of barberry 'Rose Glow'.  Not sure if these are eaten.
Holly berries at last!  I've had this shrub that came in a pot with the male and female pieces for about 10 years.  It is by no means loaded with berries but there are lots and that makes me happy.
A male house finch is feasting on the crabapples.
A bee is gathering nectar from the 'Sky Blue' native aster.
The harvest from a friends vegetable garden.  Don't you love this time of year?
I'm linking with Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursday and Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday.

12 comments:

  1. Everything looks beautiful Judith. Cute photo of that little wren.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love berries in floral arrangements - so lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Judith,
    I see you also captured a bee! I think my favourite photo is of the bird eating the crabapple. What a great moment!
    -Karen

    ReplyDelete
  4. You have remarkable patience to wait for the berries for ten long years. It looks so very pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Delicous and colourful photos. Everything looks just wonderful.
    I really like that the photo of the bee on the aster!

    ReplyDelete
  6. So many wonderful plants to encourage wildlife into your garden Judith. That is great your holly has berries, mine (both male and female plants) didn't survive the winter. Lovely harvest from your neighbour's garden. I love going to the farmers' market at this time of year seeing all the colourful and delicious veggies.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh Judith! Everything looks so lovely! I've never had Elderberries...but I know my daddy loved them. He use to talk about the pies his momma made all the time when I was little.

    LOVELY HARVEST for birds!!

    xo~Rebecca

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful asters, berries and vegetables. I really enjoyed this post, Judith. Much beauty yet to be seen and treasured!
    Hugs, Beth

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love this time of year too. I miss the colour change that you enjoy in Ontario, but it's still beautiful here too. We are having a heat wave to bring this crazy summer to a close.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Autumn is harvest time for all!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yes, Judith, I love autumn. We have beautiful colors here but I wonder how the very hot temperatures and little rain will affect the trees this year. Your photos are wonderful, especially the one with the hummingbird. Have a delightful weekend! Shannon

    ReplyDelete
  12. amazing pictures...my mom LOVES elderberry jelly...sounds like something from willy wonka..HA!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to leave a comment.
If you have a 'no reply' status on your blog I hope you'll consider changing this to enable others to email a question or continue a conversation from the comments.
Judith

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...