Golden Surprise…..

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The golden leaves of the Beech Trees are now starting to show their true colours…the morning sunshine this Wednesday giving them an added rich glow. Yes, sunshine once again!  I say again as we have just had three days that in truth never woke up, a little damp and an awful lot of grey.

Even yesterday the Beech acted like a beacon in the woods adding a brightness to another wise dark tunnel of trees…

 Even this morning those dark skies persisted turning what was once bright green and yellow into a rather muddy grey..

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Out of the woods a lone Red Deer Stag is quietly grazing (I think I have missed the Rut – I blinked!)

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Then hiding behind a tree came this Fallow Deer Stag, one of several ‘white’ coated stags in this heard….

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But Autumn has been odd this year.  It has taken a time for the laves to turn, many trees are still green….. I guess all we need is a frost and gales and they will be stripped bare….

Mid day and already the sun gives the impression that the day is over…

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true the clouds did return leaving us with just a few bright memories.

17th November

(C) David Oakes 2016

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8 thoughts on “Golden Surprise…..

  1. Fabulous again, David. I thought of your photos yesterday when I travellend by train to visit familie in the centre of the country. Train went through the woods before I had to get off. It was nog as beautiful as your woods, but I promise you… it nearly was. A fest for the eyes. Forecast for today is wind force 8 and gusts even stronger accompanied with rain and hail en thunder. Hurray! 😦
    It will take many leaves off the trees I gather. We had our lunch in a restaurant with a conservatory where we sat in the wonderful sunshine, behind glass. It was wonderful. Looks like a day that you photographed. Isn’t nature great? 🙂

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