Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Berries on the Trees

As they are working on the tram network I have a longer walk once I get off the tram to get into the office and a lot of this is along a tree lined road. Travelling at walking pace I found I noticed a lot more around me in particular the number of bright red berries on some trees.

This reminded me of a saying of my grandfather, a farmer brought up in the market town of East Grinstead (now a commuter town). When he saw a tree laden with berries he would say "It's been a good year for berries."

I have heard town folk claim that a lot of berries means that nature is providing for a hard winter to come; a very romantic view of nature. My grandfather new better, nature only reflects what has happened.

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