Shine out, fair sun, with all your heat,
Show all your thousand-coloured light!
Well, for the last few days the sun has been brilliant, but there has been little warmth to it and recent nights - last night in particular - have been bitterly cold. Up until now garden shrubs such as cotoneasters and berberis have been heavy with fruit but I suspect desperate birds will now begins to strip these, putting on fat for the real winter yet to come. The golden fruits of our Passion Flower, Passiflora caerulea, remain, hanging like apricots against the garage wall.
The fruits of Passiflora caerulea seem almost to glow against the
garage wall. Stefen Hill, Daventry. 5 December, 2016