For me August (especially the third week, when the first morning chill in the air is most likely to be felt) is the worst time of the year. It is the month in which summer ends (assuming it ever started), which is bad news for an ultra-violet addict.
But we must be brave and search for an upside. Luckily nature can be relied on to provide several of these, one of which is the ripening of an increasing variety of berries. These bring both colour and interest to the countryside, several of which have stories to tell. Continue reading →