The June drop is happening in more ways than one. Apples tend to fall (here) in July rather than June, so I shouldn’t be too perturbed that I’ve got a fridge full of windfalls.
More concerning is the leaf fall. Fortunately, I’ve been watering my trees but those in public spaces do not have this level of tender loving care.
Yesterday in a walk through a local park, I noticed branches which were becoming quite bare
and today the brown grass in another park was covered in leaves. It looks reminiscent of a day in October – but with heat.
A friend pointed out birches which are dying because of the drought. And I heard an advertisement on the radio this evening, asking us to only use water that we really need to use. In other words, please don’t water your lawns.