But no-one is eating.
I wonder why.
Whilst I was out walking, I noticed what looked like a tree in full autumn splendour, but it's not autumn today, it's midwinter.
On closer inspection, I discovered that it was actually a cotoneaster bush in front of a tree, and it was absolutely laden with berries.
A little further down the road I came across a cotoneaster horizontalis bush, again covered in berries. What I don't understand, is why these bushes are covered in fruit, when the ones in my garden were stripped of all their berries months ago. Admittedly, the low growing bushes are near a busy road, but the taller bushes are well away from the road, adjacent to vacant land that no-one walks on. Strange. I hope it's not a sign of bad weather on the way, and that the birds have left these berries for such an event.
Today is St. Paul's Day, and yes, there is a saying that goes with it:
'If St. Paul's Day be fair and clear,
Then it betides a happy year.'
Well it's fair at the moment, but not clear, yet. Still, there's time. Here's hoping.