For Tree Following this year, I've chosen a magnificent old cherry tree in North Merchiston Cemetery in Edinburgh. Crafty Green Boyfriend and I started walking round this cemetery every day for our #DailyExercise during the first UK lockdown last year. And we're still doing the same walk regularly, though not quite as often. I also sometimes pop into the cemetery after doing my weekly patrol along the Water of Leith.
In the middle of October, the tree was definitely looking autumnal
Then by 25 October, although the colours were just as beautiful, the tree had already lost a lot leaves
and most of the colour had fallen into the grass
or into the ivy that grows around the tree,
You can see from the photo above and the close up below that the ivy is now flowering
It's a very valuable late season food source for pollinators such as bees and hoverflies, though I'm not seeing many of those around at the moment.
By the 1 November, the tree had lost almost all its leaves.