Beech Skeletons…..


This morning I was woken to a gloriously sunny Spring Sunday.  We were up early, we being Buster and me.  We thought that in the current times of tension and concern an early start would allow us to have a walk through our woodlands, without having to worry to much about meeting others.

Early Spring in the woods is also one of my favourite times.  It is now that the tall mature Beech Trees really do show off their form so well.  Bare skeletons holding a multitude of branches all waiting for the new buds to burst.  It is also a time when the returning songbirds are at their most vocal and this morning they were performing a magnificent chorus.  I also had to remind myself that just two weeks ago these woods would still have been dark at this early hour, it is amazing just how quickly the daylight hours change….and this time next week we will have moved to British Summer Time and have advanced the clocks by one hour.

It was also a strange experience having the Woods and the Park very much to ourselves.  Something I guess we will all have to get used to before I fear it gets worse…


 Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

22nd March

(C) David Oakes 2020





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