Saturday, 31 October 2009

Cotoneaster at Hallowe'en




This Cotoneaster shrub is bright with red berries and green foliage. It helps us with decorations for the birthday party for our clients tonight.

































This misty image of the nearby hills appealed to me on the way home from collecting the client's birthday cake, and makes a nice contrast to the roaring open fire back in the dining room.

6 comments:

@eloh said...

Those are really pretty.

What are those yellow things, squash? or some kind of pumpkin?

Jonathan said...

So that's what they're called. We inherited a couple when we moved house in June. My initial disappointment that they produced nothing edible has been tempered by the superb display of colour. We have nothing to match those wonderful squashes, however.

Cogitator said...

The yellow things are squash, I think you might call the patti-pan squashes, they are about the diameter of a hand, and half as thick.

I had a couple of plants this year and they produced enormous quantities, and these ones I just left on the plant because I had had enough. The fruit matured from a pale yellow into this colour, and the skins toughened up so they make a nice decoration. You can make miniature pumpkin faces out of them too :)

ReedBunting said...

Your cotoneaster is beautiful, lovely red berries. I trust the guests appreciated all your hard work!

the fly in the web said...

Thanks for visiting my blog...that misty scene makes a super photo.

Cogitator said...

Hi RB, yes I think the guests had a good time, and the open fire made a nice bonus.

Thanks, Fly, I enjoyed your blog. I will read some more of your earlier posts as soon as I can.

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