Hot and Dry…..


Some welcome shade in Big Wood

Temperatures of 31c is very hot for us…. so the woods were just the place for the morning walkies both for the dogs and us humans. But with no breeze it was still just a trifle uncomfortable

But August is nearly at a close and by now the greens are usually much darker and the bracken starting to turn to yellow.  Perhaps because this year has been a roller coaster of a years, swing from dry to wet, but overall warm right from the start that the colours and energy still seems to be in all the woodland foliage….


Leave the shade of the wood behind and the sun reaped its vengeance once again…


Nor was there any cool beside the river where most of this summer’s wildflowers  have lost their annual battle for life, now casting seeds onto the waters to be dispersed along its course ultimately to the sea…


25th August

(C) David Oakes 2016