Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Yew Berries

yew berries

The dark green seeds of the yew tree develop first followed by the red flesh which almost surrounds them. Yew ranks high among the world's oldest trees. Notable examples include the Llangernyw Yew and the Fortingall Yew.

9 comments:

Rare Lesser Spotted said...

Great picture and close up. Although the notion that plentiful berries being a sign of a harsh winter to come is a myth (it's a sign of a good previous spring,) I have noticed a profusion of berries this year and my yew, having been bereft of berries for a couple of years is full at the moment.
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Trevor David Betts BA (Hons.) said...

A lovely combination of the vivid red of the berries set against the peaceful hues of green in the foilage. Lovely image.

Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Gorgeous specimen. Those berries sure do look tempting, huh? wouldn't want to eat one, tho!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Love the contrasting colors. Add some snow, and it will be Christmas!

blogwithric said...

Beautiful images. Your blog's purpose is very good. Keep up the good work.

w0rkingAth0mE said...

love the colors how i wish we have berries tree here

Clotilde M. said...

Beautiful photos, never saw the berries on a yew before!

fullet said...

It looks so neat and sunny, very well pictured. Thanks for the links, I'll learn something new today!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Those colors together are contrastingly gorgeous. What a beautiful shot

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