A Break in the Weather…..well just a short pause

North winds keep this side of the wood bare  Bare Trees in Big Wood , Allestree

This last weeks rains and winds have stripped some of our trees of leaves.  It is mainly the Birch and exposed Sycamore that are now standing bare catching a very brief glimpse of cold early morning sunshine.

Many of us have commented on how different this autumn has been….gentle I would say….no rush to change colours and when the change started it appeared patchy and certainly didn’t effect all species at once.  Nor has there been a rush to shed leaves.  The fact is many trees still have a full head of foliage, true those leaves are perhaps dry and brittle but seem in no hurry to add to the soggy woodland carpet.


10th November

(C) David Oakes 2015


12 thoughts on “A Break in the Weather…..well just a short pause

  1. I am intrigued by your carpet of leaves, David….some lovely colours, and some that appear desaturated thus bringing the coloured ones out more

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