The more we look, the more we see and so it is November the month of winter divination, when we observe nature's subtle signs of the Winter to come.
I try to compare with the previous seasons, such as are there more yew berries on the tree than last year? I wonder where are the sloe berries? There seems to be less than last year. Are they black enough to pick? For it seems that gin making with all the different flavours seems to be all the rage at the moment. From raspberry to even eccentric gins of orange and tarragon, which I will leave to the more adventurous! However the popularity of classic English Sloe gin endures and so it is almost time to decant last year's edition...Cheers ...Hic!!