The BBC reports that the impending signs of Autumn are later than usual, with blackberries not yet ripe in the hedgerows and Beech leaves resolutely green on the trees. This could be due to the hard, long winter delaying flowering, which of course must precede fruiting, and the hot, wet summer giving trees no reason to pack up for Autumn. Of course the dreaded term "climate change" rears its head in the article too.

Naturally the picture above is not recent, what with Autumn being delayed and all. In fact it was also taken in Canada, to complete the con!

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