Uphilldowndale

Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

A Feast Fit for a Finch

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My tree hugging  fest continues, this time it the turn of a pink berried rowan tree. Planted in 2004, purchased from Weasdale Nurseries, ‘growers with altitude’ as they like to describe themselves. Very nice people to do business with and how they pack the  trees for dispatch to the customer is nothing short of a work of art.

pink rowan -1

The variety is ‘Pink Pagoda’  and it seems to go down well with everyone.

Finch feast-1

And as a view from my ‘home office’ window goes, it is hard to beat day, or night.

Moon and Rowan Berries-1

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Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

8 thoughts on “A Feast Fit for a Finch

  1. A beautiful tree indeed and lovely to have in front of your window.

  2. I’ve never seen these berries before – beautiful!

  3. I like rowans and would certainly have at least one in my garden, if I had one that is! xx

  4. The rowan berries are the tender rose I see when I bite into an autumn apple–that egg-shaped waxing moon is the same one I saw last night as I walked the Duo. It’s a comfort somehow. I believe I can hear the finch fluttering.

  5. That little fine feathered fellow in the middle picture seems to share your opinion. Do the berries start white and get pink as they ripen or vice versa?

  6. Hi,
    What a gorgeous blog! Can I share you photo of the rowan with the moon? i have a witchery blog and want to use for a Ogham post. I also hope to find you again. You live in a beautiful place.

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