Flowering dogwood (Cornus kousa) in Penlee Park, Penzance
The weather is getting a bit cooler, but there are still some golden days ahead, I hope.
Normally the blackberries are mostly ripe by now, but many are still pale red on this bush by the gate into the park.
The flowering dogwood in Penlee Park is still in full summer dress. The grassy plant (possibly dead or dying) near to it is looking more and more like Dougal from The Magic Roundabout.
Some young leaves are still developing, adding a little red colour to the tips of the branches.
The strawberry fruits have begun to turn red. I spotted the first truly red one on 20th August:
Most though are still green, or just slightly pink on one side.
More of the older leaves have red-brown margins now.
The thin stalks dangling down don’t belong to the Cornus but have fallen from the Scots pine next door. They are carpeting the ground around.
I wonder if the squirrels will eat the strawberry fruits, as they have done with this pinecone?
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