Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Berries, Seeds and Fallen leaves

Fat, red ripe berries all around.

- I was told as a child that if berries were in an abundance (to fatten up the birds) in Autumn then it meant we were in for a hard Winter. Where ever I look every bush, every tree seems laded at the moment, but the birds don't seem all that interested. Maybe it's because it is still too warm and worms are easy pickings.

And seed pods seem to be popping everywhere.

From helicopter seeds that spiral around our heads before they hit the ground to the seeds that do the opposite and float off on the breeze. I can hear pods rattling waiting to drop their wares every time I brush past them and ones that were once flowers just waiting for that moment to scatter a thousand seeds at their feet.

The leaf pile grows taller and taller day by day, they swirl and scatter as we kick them into the air. More hard work to rake them back up again, but it is fun - nonetheless - to play the game.

What are you noticing?

{berries, seeds and fallen leaves}