First Snow…but nothing Special

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After the storms, temperatures dropped markedly and we had our first snow of this winter….not that it lasted, by 10am it had all but gone.

The woods were a kaleidoscope of varying colours.  Under the evergreen Yew’s you could nearly be mistaken that it was summer, just the cold light and yellow morning sun proving otherwise.  The Bracken has now been dried by the winds and is both brown and brittle soon to be flattened.  The taller trees have caught the worst of the winds and have lost their leaves but those lower down the valley still have a good head at top to their trunks. Fungi for now escapes the frost which must surely come very soon,  the lake just has a cold and un-welcoming look to it.. Finally just to prove that our autumn was late this season it is only now that the Chestnut are casting the odd leaf….

 I guess it can only get colder

21st November

(C) David Oakes 2015

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11 thoughts on “First Snow…but nothing Special

  1. Warm colours on a cold Sunday afternoon are very welcome, David. Thank you. Just now another rain shower starts. Like you we are in the grip of the isobars bring Polar winds and showers. It does come with fabulous sky scapes though…

  2. This year is going to be the second warmest year ever in The Netherlands and our weather intitute (KNMI) said it’s code Orange, if we do not stop with electricity plants running on coal. What I find a bit eerie is that still several trees are bearing their still green leaves even though some started to fall off. Although most trees lost their leaves or are busy doing so. The weeping willow I can see from my window is only this weekend started to get yellow leaves. The global warming is a fact by now.

    • Similar to here…it has been a year in which all has changed in one form or another and most certainly not following the usual timetable. Global Warming may be but it just seems like such a sudden change from last year.

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