Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Searching for autumn..



 In the search for a better autumn header shot we went out to Raeburn Orchards in Roleystone on Monday and although the trees were laden with plums, persimmons and pomegranates, and despite the fact we are almost into the third month of autumn, the leaves of the fruit trees had still not reached their optimum colours 🍂 What we need I was told, is a long stretch of chilly weather to turn the leaves.. won't be happening anytime soon as the temps are climbing back up to 30C for the weekend. Have a peek here, glorious aren't they, these are the pics I'm after. Was still an enjoyable visit, I'm a little embarrassed to say this was the first time I've tasted a persimmon, it was sweet and delicious. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.. 


24 comments:

  1. ...fruits that are exotic to me!

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  2. Timing is difficult with Autumn as it seems to vary each year, mostly getting later and later here in the UK. I didn't even know that persimmon was a fruit - over here it's the name of a house building company!

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  3. Visiting orchards is always enjoyable. Getting anywhere at the peak of the leaf colors is always a challenge. Hopefully the orchard is not too far for you, and we'll be treated to autumn foliage in a few weeks.

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  4. I've never tried a persimmon either, Grace! Maybe I will look for them at the store and try one!

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  5. What a great header shot, that is fabulous. It seems odd that you are heading into winter and we are on our way to summer. I should well be used to it having spent most of my life in the Southern hemisphere, but maybe when I think about it, the Northern hemisphere is what I cannot get used to!! Take care Diane

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  6. Nice photos , Grace. I never even heard of persimmons.

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  7. Beautiful photos of the parc Grace!

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  8. Have mixed feelings about fall. There are all the fresh fruits and vegetables, but it also means cold weather is coming soon. I see you emphasized the positive.

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  9. Here in Kentucky, the seed of the persimmon is used to forecast the winter. If the seed is shaped like a spoon, then a lot of snow.

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  10. A neat orchard and I have never tried a persimmon. 30 degrees is warm, even for you I think, at this time of the year.

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  11. You've got nice shots but I can see how you might have been disappointed. Those linked shots were all the right colors. (I'm surprised how many people haven't heard of or eaten persimmons. They were somewhat common in California, including as backyard fruit trees.)

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  12. Love these photos and so glad you finally got to experience the joy of a persimmon!

    Janis
    GDP

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  13. Lovely header Grace. My grandmother had persimmon trees and I remember when we spent 1 year with her in Portugal we used to go and pick the fruit and store it in trays under the bed so they were cool and dark and wouldn't ripen too quickly. I have a friend who has a tree here in Perth too, and sometimes he will bring us some :)

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  14. That´s a very, very beautiful header, Grace, I love it! As your weather, too, so nasty over here, cold and stormy.
    Haha, the German language really is much easier at times. For persimmon we simply say Kaki :-)

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  15. Beautiful header and a really stunning landscape.

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  16. Well you got a little colour for your lovely header shot. Yep we need some cold weather to get Autumn colour, not happening here either at the moment. As for persimmons, I have tried them and am not at all keen on them though they look pretty on the tree.

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  17. Wow, what a great header and beautiful photos you made there. The fruit I have never heard of, had to look it up on internet :)

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  18. Some nice Autumn colours and fruits there, I like Persimmons, haven't had one in ages though.

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  19. I’ve been searching for a spring header photo without success too.

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  20. The same thing happened here last fall. We didn't have a stretch of cold weather so the leaves never really turned. I do like the new header shot. The glow of the light through the tree gives that fall feeling.

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  21. Lovely to see the photographs within your post and your header shot is simply fabulous.

    All the best Jan

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  22. I think you've found it, and what a stunning collection of autumn views too!

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