Golden Sunday…….


All a Glow…..  

The sky never quite cleared but left us with a hazy sun that in turn was filtered by the golden leaves of the Beech woods.

Within the woods it really was a golden glow…who needs sunshine!

 But not all leaves have yet adopted the autumn gold.. not even the Beech


Elsewhere the Oak is hanging on to its late summer clothes with more than just a hint of green…  not bad when one considers that we have passed the halfway point of November


19th November

(C) David Oakes 2017


The Colour of November….

November-colour a

Autumn Gold

Well at last we can say that Autumn and all its colours has arrived.  It has been a long slow, no reluctant, autumn to grace our woodlands.  Still no frosts but with a bleak forecast ahead I guess we will soon wake to white frosts and then the leaves will all be gone from the trees.

So lets enjoy the Autumnal Glow whilst we can. 🙂

17th November

(C) David Oakes 2017

Sunny… but deceptively cold


Dappled Autumnal Shade…

Despite a cold snap over the weekend that has given us our first taste of the cold weather to come, the autumn colours are elusive.  Strong in places…. but yet to show in others.


A low sun and long shadows do add that extra glow to the falling leaves, yet down here by the river it is still rather mellow…


But that magic carpet of autumn colour is developing..


13th November

(C) David Oakes 2017