A Break in the Weather…..well just a short pause

North winds keep this side of the wood bare  Bare Trees in Big Wood , Allestree

This last weeks rains and winds have stripped some of our trees of leaves.  It is mainly the Birch and exposed Sycamore that are now standing bare catching a very brief glimpse of cold early morning sunshine.

Many of us have commented on how different this autumn has been….gentle I would say….no rush to change colours and when the change started it appeared patchy and certainly didn’t effect all species at once.  Nor has there been a rush to shed leaves.  The fact is many trees still have a full head of foliage, true those leaves are perhaps dry and brittle but seem in no hurry to add to the soggy woodland carpet.


10th November

(C) David Oakes 2015