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.
(C) David Oakes 2015