Sloe Gin on a Shrub

Picture of sloe berries growing wild, Leeds.

As a boy growing up in rural W Oxfordshire the hedgerows near my home would at this time of the year have an abundance of sloes. These small dark fruits, similar to but smaller than a plum are the fruit of the blackthorn or sloe a common shrub of hedgerows across Britain.

I was walking around the Rodley Nature Reserve when I spotted some sloes in the hedging at the fields boundary. So I captured these small fruits on my camera for this blog.

Sloes can be used to make sloe gin and if not turned into an alcoholic drink wild birds like the fieldfare or redwing eat them which is fine by me. Whilst not a birdwatcher our countryside would be the poorer without our feathered friends.

By 1ajasper1gf1h

How I got Here...
I was walking down to make a coffee in Saltaire at Massarella's Art Gallery where my friend at a shop. I was mooching about there... My good friend Ellen used to a medical rep. She then said i dont want to worry you but I have called 999 for a ambulance... She then said look at the mirror in bathroom.... then.. I woke in hospital...
Then 5 months later... I have become Disabled.. Stroke, I lost ... job, flat, not mention my car... now at last I look much better...
So much for dreams... I ran with that for about 5 years, every day taking a photograph to put on site.

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