Wednesday, 5 September 2018

5 in 5 : The Orchard

Today I am joining Sandie from Itchifingers with her monthly challenge on the 5th of each month where you take your camera for 5 minutes, take as many pictures as you can and then show 5 of them. This month mine are taken in the orchard at Alfriston Clergy House, East Sussex just as the rain started to subside.
1. Two visitors arrive despite the weather at this tiny cottage in the centre of the village to have a look at the first house acquired by the National Trust.

2. The apples on the trees are refreshed by the downpour.

3. Many of the fruit trees were replaced after the hurricane in 1987. There are several local varieties grown such as Crawley beauty, Lady Sudeley and an Alfriston apple. This I would think is a russet.

4. There are at least two varieties of Medlar.

5. This mulberry tree obviously survived the hurricane and cyclamen grow in it's split base.


  1. I smiled when I saw this Maggie because my photos were taken in an orchard this month too! I've not heard of Alfriston Clergy House but it looks a good place to visit, and while I am sad that summer is slipping away it is always lovely to see the riches of autumn approaching and harvest time.
    Thank you for joining in this month, and sharing your 5in5 photos.

  2. Lovely place to visit - such variety of life in the orchard & those Cyclamen growing in the rotting trunk - wowize

  3. Lovely! I had an idea for a 5 in 5 yesterday (on the 5th), but then the business of the day took over, so as usual, I'll be later in the month.