This is the time of year when Mother Nature’s bounty is in full view; throughout spring and summer there is always a display in the form of berries and various vegetables however, autumn is when she goes all out in preparation for winter. All of these pictures are on a short (15 mile) bike ride. With a couple of exceptions, everything is wild and on public land. The exceptions are these two pear trees
and this plum tree.
When I asked the owner of the pear trees if I could take pictures he said “Yes, and take some pears also.” The plum tree above is in my daughter’s yard, but there are other varieties elsewhere.
There is a large selection of berries for juice/wine production:
There are several species of berry that are generally left for the birds:
This is just a great time of year to be out and about, and I'll be on the road as much as possible so I can watch the foliage turn color.