The deep red fruit from this old wilding tree are perfect, tiny apples in miniature. Red fruited trees have been used by generations of cottagers for crab apple jelly and wine. This one is still called "Jennie`s Tree" for one who harvested its fruit in years gone by.
Living in the beautiful New Forest, I am a married late-fifties woman, a recently retired teacher and the mother of grown up boys who have flown the nest. I share my days with cats, dogs, ponies and the wildlife all around us. Starting this blog is a chance to explore woods, fields, lanes and heath with my camera. A chance to share the simple pleasures of my country life.