Silent Sunday….. Autumn Glow

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Autumnal Glow at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire.

Taken a few years ago at a location we loved to visit in Autumn…..   but sadly that is not to be this year.

Please Remember ….

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

25th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

 

Misty Mornings….and a touch of Autumnal Sunshine

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It is that wonderful time of year when, some mornings, you are blessed with Mist and Low Sunshine…add autumnal colour and its a feast for the inner soul.

In these troubled times it is an even more welcome tonic…

Please Remember ….

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

17th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

Not Yet……. but plenty of Sunshine

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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…

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Not a half-bad day to be out and about for mid- October.  

Please Remember ….

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

14th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

Goodbye July…….

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Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree

Sunshine but also shadows, often dark and damp……  well that has been, for the most part, the weather this July.  August tomorrow and we move that little bit nearer to autumn.  Yet, here under the Chestnuts leafy canopy, last autumns fallen leaves still abound….. true they do add some extra colour to the woodland glades.

But less of this talk of autumn, lets hope August is this years summer month.

Please Remember ….

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

31st July

(C) David Oakes 2020

 

 

A Little Gem on Exmoor……

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Horner Water flowing through the valley of Horner Woods.    The hamlet of Horner, a great starting point to explore the valley, can be found near to West Luccombe which lies on the eastern edge of the Exmoor National Park.   Exmoor is, part in Devon and part, as is the case with Horner, in Somerset.  These quiet high wooded valleys are wonderful to tramp, paths weaving there way  through the woods, sometimes following old packhorse trails, with some leading you on and out onto the high open moors of Exmoor…. and maybe a coastal view.

Looking forward to exploring again…..   but till then….

Please Remember ….

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

24th July

(C) David Oakes 2020