Autumn Equinox…….


Big Wood, Allestree

I suppose it is very fitting that on the very day of the Autumnal Equinox that the low morning sun actually has some warm autumn colour to its glow….add to that the first day on which you might just say that autumn colour are now coming to the woods….albeit mainly bracken that has turned.

The trees, as you see, are still  rich in green and growth.

All is peaceful down by the Lake and a pause in the warming morning is worth every moment….reminding us that colder days are bound to arrive soon.


23rd September

(C) David Oakes 2016


6 thoughts on “Autumn Equinox…….

  1. What a great place to sit on that bench and contemplate or even meditate. Soft babbling of the water where it reaches the lake shore, birds scratching the forest floor, maybe kestrels flying over with their young trying to get rid of them, a soft breeze, a duck maybe suddenly quacking. Heaven on Earth. I mostly love the berries, David. Brightly coloured. What are they? Do you know? Autumn is slowly taking over here as well. The chesnut tree shed almost all its conkers already! No more to be found for dressing up my table. Rains last night and ominous dark grey clouds but they have gone again. They will return next week. One heck of an Indian Summer, eh? 🙂

  2. Kestrels are again a bird we see little of now….once very common. We get more Buzzards which were once under threat (and still are in parts of the countryside). Yet another indian summers day here and the weekend forecast isn’t bad either. The berries are Cotoneaster. Nights starting to draw in…soon all downhill till 21st December 🙂

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