In Search of Gold…..


Go West East Young man!  Well we went east in the hope that we might find some of the elusive Autumn Gold.  Destination being some Beech and Chestnut woods more to the east and certainly a few hundred feet higher than our home woodland.

Well we did find that parts of the woodland was indeed sporting its autumn colours, but for the most part the woods were still green.  Yesterdays wind and rain (though only very moderate) has brought down some of those golden leaves….a start at least of  that much thicker carpet yet to come…


I do at times wonder if we will get a true autumn spectacle, rather than a sudden drop of leaves, and anxiously wait for that Golden Glow to grace the woodlands, I can assure you that I am in no rush for the colder winter months ahead.

Days like today will do me just fine!

21st October

(C) David Oakes 2016