Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Dark Reds


Norwegian Wood

Red of course for this weeks Fun Foto Challenge.

See what others have submitted at:- https://ceenphotography.com/2016/10/04/cees-fun-foto-challenge-dark-reds/

Fun Foto

4th October

(C) David Oakes 2016


Another dawn and yet the Season has not moved on….


There might just be a small hint of Autumn…

But in truth not that much of a hint. Yes, another day and we again have sun and blue skies and those above average temperatures for September continue the trend into October.  Our local woods are still dark under a thick canopy of leaves and those leaves are still a vibrant spring green.  So I thought we would head to some old Oak and Beech woods a little further away to see if things were any different.

Some ferns and bracken have started to turn to the red/brown of autumn but that overall woodland feel is of spring and summer, the sun casting a green shadow to the dry woodland floor. The only autumnal concession is that the nights are getting colder and frosts can surely not be far away and that woodland smell is just starting to develop that distinctive musty aroma that can only mean autumn….


But we will let this wizened stump of a veteran Oak have the last word.  It has seen many winters and enjoyed as many summers.  It is a stubborn old Oak and will probably be arround for a good many years to come…and to prove the point it is topped with a bright full,crisp, green haircut…


3rd October

(C) David Oakes 2016