It does seem as if September is falling into a weather pattern. Dull starts to the morning give way to sunshine whilst temperatures remain above the seasonal averages. In another two or three weeks the sun will have moved lower in its orbit, that together with a loss of leaf coverage will change the entire look of the woodland. Until then we can watch and enjoy the gradual change of colours in our woods, each day the autumn colours are becoming more noticeable blending with the thick rich green foliage of the ferns and bracken. Add to the visual pleasures of September the woodland autumnal scents of early decay and fungi and the move into autumn proper cannot be far away.
17th September (C) David Oakes 2014