Janet (j4) wrote,

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By their fruit

Last time I looked out of the kitchen window -- really looked, rather than just letting my eyes slide glassily over the scene -- our elderberry trees were heavy with fruit.

Standing at the window just now, I saw that the branches were nearly bare: just a few black and shrivelled clumps remained.

Some time in the last month all the fruit withered and died while I wasn't looking.

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