Mid October….and Autumn Knocks on the Door.

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OK…it looks a little like autumn but in the woodland there are still much that is still green.

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Beech are the trees that have changed into autumnal colours the most.  Sweet Chestnut, whilst dropping its nuts, is still green.  Like the harvest in the farmers fields, the nuts this year are very small, best left for the squirrels and Jays.  Green or Golden the colour does little to hide their bold skeletons reaching for the last rays of a mid October sun.

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Hide and Seek…

We knew that the Red Deer Stags were ‘rutting’, so it was a case of finding them.  They gave us plenty of clues with their constant noisy Bolving.  But as we headed one direction, unseen they headed elsewhere. Eventually we  did find a retreating Stag…….   maybe he was just exhausted after his Rutting but more likely he was sulking having lost his harem.

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Life is difficult for all of us at the moment, so……

Please Remember ….

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

15th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

Not Stone Henge……

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Wiltshire is famous as the location of the iconic ‘Stone Henge’.  Also, in Wiltshire, on the Longleat Estate on Prospect Hill at Heaven’s Gate, can this really be tomorrows Stone Henge……   well not quite.   But who knows, may be sometime in the millennia to come, some archaeologist will stumble across a stone, then another…then a whole new story will be created. 

Like lots of other additions to the Longleat Estate it is just a little bit of creative fun.

Please Remember ….

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

15th October

(C) David Oakes 2020