Autumn looks set to stay for awhile….

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Frost and Fog welcomed in this November Saturday. The Fog turned to Mist that lingered for most of the day, a Mist giving a different flavour to Autumn…

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The forecaster did suggest that we would enjoy some sunny intervals.  They were right, but may be bright spells would have been more accurate.  Not complaining as I guess for November it was rather a grand day to be able to be out and about.  Our Local Park was the destination, a Park that is for ever changing, different each season and each day… Today we  started by the Lake then headed up to more open ground…

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 The mature Oak, are as usual, hanging onto their leafy canopy for awhile longer, a contrast in colour to the Birch.

Fungi, in the shape and colour of Fly Agaric, are still fighting the frosts.  The animals that nibble them, and in this case, big two legged folk who seem to take great pleasure in kicking them about…  still they come back year after year despite the abuse

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All in all not a bad Saturday walk.  That sun still tried its best to kill off the mist….but for the most part failed.

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This is our first Saturday under the new Lockdown measures, so…..

Please Remember ….

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

7th November

(C) David Oakes 2020

Larch….. and needle drop

Upper Derwent Valley, Derbyshire

Through the Larch and Pine, Upper Derwent Valley, Derbyshire

There is a time in the woodlands, that I think rivals the golden drop of autumnal leaves.   Different in colour and feel, but just as magical in its own way.  Tall Pine with their straight trunks casting equally tall (long) shadows in the low sun, walking below the Larch, whos needles dry, change colour and drop…. they crunch and form a soft carpet as you walk below the now bare tree tops.  Then of course you have to add that distinctive Pine wood aroma…..  Magic Memories are made on such days 🙂

Please Remember ….

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

7th November

(C) David Oakes 2020