Acorns & Oak galls

I love Autumn, the season of change and reflection, drawing in a little, taking stock & preparing for the Winter months. ….gathering.

Natures store cupboard is full to bursting, especially for the dye pot.

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If you walk over the Ridge, the maize has not yet been harvested.   In the hedgerows there are yellow hammers flitting here and there, and what I believe were swallows, or Swifts but I’m thinking all the Swallows have flown now?

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My favourite old oak tree stands, if you look to your right, at the bottom of the steep bank that later leads to the railway tracks.  I head that way mostly as it not on the main dog walking track. And I like my moments of solitude.  The birds sing, for Autumn maybe? I sit for a time, under Old Father Oak, just he and I.

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What shall I leave you? Old Father Oak… a little of my heart maybe?

Your gift to me, Acorns and Oak galls …..

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In a pot, over the stove, a witch’s brew.  Alchemy of sorts…..

Patience  is needed, I’m learning the art ….

till next time x

 

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