Saturday, 5 November 2011

The Fish Tree's moment of glory

The tree my family calls the "Fish" tree has put on a great display of Autumn leaves this year.

Notice the blue sky in the background: most unusual in the UK at this time of year!

There are masses of red berries on the tree, but they won't hang around for very long, because the Blackbirds and Pigeons love eating them.

The Rhubarb has tried to compete, but I don't think it's even in the same league!


  1. This begs two questions - firstly, why is it called the Fish tree? Secondly, what sort of tree is it really? I must say that the colours are beautiful.

  2. I was just going to ask the same question as Toffeeapple?

  3. Pretty autumn colours! (I remember why you call it 'fish' tree as I've been following your blog for over a year, but I'll let you say.) :)

  4. For those of you who are unaware, the "Fish" tree is so-called because its flowers (which appear in May) smell very fishy. It's actually some type of Sorbus.

  5. The sorbus are lovely at this time of year. I'm desperate to catch the sun on our new little acer so I can take a photo as it has some lovely coloured leaves but without the sun shining on it it wouldn't really look as good in a photo. It was 'lit up' this morning but I left it too late to try for a photo.

  6. I agree that it's put on a wonderful autumn display. We've had quite a bit of rain over the weekend, though we had blue skies today.


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