There is a bit of a battle taking place in our countryside. After an early start to Spring the recent cold snap has brought, if not a stop to new Spring growth, at least a slow down, a pause!
Trees have leaf buds doing there best to burst in to new growth, everyday they have swollen a little more. Whilst some are being brave others are biding there time.
Cannot be long before this woodland floor is all dark and moody under a thick canopy of leaf…. at the moment the sun is warming the ground below.
(C) David Oakes 2019