This is what a November Day should be like….. Frost, Mist and Golden Sunshine

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A Golden Glow in Shipley Woods……  but a lingering mist across the fields..

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The early Frost cleared and that late autumnal sunshine was just the encouragement that some folk needed to pause and enjoy…

The Beech Trees gave us colour, the Chestnuts gave us strange skeletons reaching for the sky.  Long shadows from the low sun adds to the woodland mystery… so join us on a leisurely walk through the woods….on a day like today there is no need to for haste….

There was a bonus to the morning.  The Lodge Tea Rooms were open.  In these Lockdown days, it was of course ‘take away” only…. so two coffee’s to go please.

_DSC9403_00035qqq  So a pause to enjoy the view over this placid area of Derbyshire countryside.  Shipley Woods is part of the much larger Shipley Country Park.  The woods have been there for years, part of a one time private estate.  The Country Park was created over the last 50 year.  The land you see in these two views would once have been over Pit Heads for Coal Mines and the industries that coal supported.  In more recent times after the collieries closed, Open Cast Mining took over.  Now, along with the Park that is built upon reclaimed ground,  the Open Cast areas are returning to nature, it presents a very different view….if you didn’t know better you would have thought it was always like this…

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    The Mist lingered long into the day, a perfect backdrop to the Oak that has yet to agree that autumn is on the way…

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But we will let the autumn colours complete our walk…

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By the time we returned home, the weather front that we could see creeping over the horizon, now started to look like a real winter evenings sky.  Hope you enjoyed the walk….it could be the last of the real autumn walks…. so not a bad one to complete the season…

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As always in these troubled times…

Please Remember ….

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

6th November

(C) David Oakes 2020

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