Summer…. with a touch of Autumn


Shipley Woods, Derbyshire

Wednesday started and finished in style….much more like summer than autumn.  Not just the clear blue sky, but with temperatures that reached 22c…not half bad for October.

The forecaster say its rain tomorrow with high winds and are full of doom for Friday and Saturday.  So best make the most of a bonus day.

As our local wood is still very much in summer green clothing, I thought we would head just a tad further north and to woods on higher ground, in the hope of catching some early autumn colours. Yep, we got some golden brown leaves but even so the woods were still dark under there green canopy. Still nice to be out and about…. fresh air and autumnal smells on a warm breeze.



Even the Silver Birch, one of the first to drop, is still has leaves that are holding very tight



11th October

(C) David Oakes 2018

9 thoughts on “Summer…. with a touch of Autumn

  1. Soooo beautiful! These pictures are wonderful – it looks like something out of a story book. We have snow on the ground here in Edmonton now if you can believe it – brrrr. 🙂

  2. Spare me… it’s December quickly enough for my liking. Although I’m having a flu – hurray! 😦 , I am enjoying what’s being given to us.
    Your photos make me think of a Midsummers Night Dream. The huge chesnutt is agreat tree in a great place so people can dance around it. Drums are beaten, flutes are played, strings vibrate to make the lovelyst sounds and singing. Oberon and Tatania dancing around the King of Trees. I know… a but too much fantasy… but its fun, isn’t it? 😀

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