We Might have the Makings of a Great Autumn


Autumn is still several weeks away but now at the end of the first week of September there are some signs of its approach and that it might be the best autumn for a few years.

There is lots of lush growth both on and around the lake but the grasses are starting to seed and the bracken in places drying and turning brown.  Small signs I know and overall September is proving to show those comforting signs of a warm late summer, ideal for a lakeside walk…..


The woodland is still a place of green leaf and dark shadows from the overhead canopy, the sun just breaking through those odd gaps. A closer look does show that trees like the Oak are now busy setting their acorns, acorns that will drop and feed the Squirrels and Jays but also set in motion seedlings of new Oak’s for the future.  But that closer look also indicates hat those green leaves whilst still bright are now starting to dry….soon they will be brittle and most will turn rich golden brown.

Hopefully that is many weeks away, but like all things in the natural world…..it all depends upon the weather.  Sun, rain and wind as we know is very unpredictable in the UK  and more often than not presents us with a few surprises


9th September

(C) David Oakes 2016


6 thoughts on “We Might have the Makings of a Great Autumn

  1. Forecast Peak District: http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=uk7dayx7;ct=22410~Peak%20District%20National%20Park;sess=
    We will have the lowest on 22º (Sunday next) up to another 30º for Wednesday and Thursday and maybe already on Tuesday. Forecast for the change is Friday, when the New Moon sets in. Maybe you will have a proper Indian Summer in the second half of September or even in October. We may have had it all these two weeks. 😀
    The conkers are disappearing fast around our beautiful tree here. Children are really fond of them. Acorns are being taken of in the time just after 8 (our time). In the Twilight greay squirrels and sometimes a red one come to take them away and bury them en then forget about them.. 🙂

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