Autumn…but not yet the bright colours that we associate with the “Season of Mellow Fruitfulness”.
The morning was full of long shadows from a sun that was now on a much lower orbit. The bracken has died and dried to its brittle brown and gold foliage. It is for many just an invasive fern, for me woodland and moor would be much poorer locations without it. This time in October it is still a season of contrasting colours and life. Bright spring like greens, mix with multi coloured leaves and berries. The Oak is laden with acorns, but still has a handsome head of dark leaves, around the Lake the reeds and water vegetation glows to match the colour of the woodland bracken…
Seasons move on, trees change, my favourite Silver Birch may be on the turn, but still looks good, its leaf cluster blowing in the wind, shimmering like an image on moving water…
Not a half-bad day to be out and about for mid- October.
Please Remember ….
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other
(C) David Oakes 2020