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..
So it was a great, and very welcome surprise, that the sun broke through the cloud cover. It was a short break but all the more welcome ….a Golden Surprise…
Out of the woods a lone Red Deer Stag is quietly grazing (I think I have missed the Rut – I blinked!)
Then hiding behind a tree came this Fallow Deer Stag, one of several ‘white’ coated stags in this heard….
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…
true the clouds did return leaving us with just a few bright memories.
(C) David Oakes 2016