We have been home for half term. By home, I don’t mean the CW family house but my childhood house: odd how it remains home even though I haven’t lived there for more than thirty years.
We were treated to this spectacular sunset our first evening, best viewed from my childhood bedroom window.
I grew up on a fruit farm, this time of year is the time to pick apples. This red beauty, fit for a starring role in Sleeping Beauty, is a variety called Norfolk Royal and it is as tasty as it looks.
One of the teens was delighted to find this conjoined apple, it has two cores but only one lot of skin rather than two being smushed very close to each other on the tree. Not something that I have seen often in four decades of apple picking.
Elsewhere in the garden these nerenes were giving a spectacular autumnal show. All bulbs amaze me that such stunning flowers emerge from such unpromising brown lumps but I especially love nerenes for their showy colour just as everything else is turning orange and brown.
More wintery scenes in my parents’ garden can be seen by clicking here.
What have you been up to for half term?