We will be back…..

Winter Coats On

Ready for Winter…

The storms that were promised have passed us bye, no rain to speak of, but just sufficient wind to strip the leaves from the most exposed of the trees in the woods.

This morning they were bravely waving in the remaining breeze…..as if saying “we will be back in the spring….we will even put on a bright new coat for you”.

Real seasonal change is now underway.

5th November

(C) David Oakes 2018

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Wordless Wednesday….Another Favourite Place

YEW TREE FARM, Yew Dale, CONISTON, Cumbria.  A Beatrix Potter fa

Location: Yewdale, Cumbria.  Raven and Calf Crag high and dark behind Yew Tree Farm

9th November

(C) David Oakes 2016

All Things Bright and Beautiful

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Monday woke us early with some gorgeous sunshine…. cold but yep, sunny. The forecast is not too good so without much delay we headed of to some South Derbyshire woods to make the most of another bonus morning of sunshine.

The many colours of autumn are starting to show but they are still fighting the greens. So for the moment the woodland is a cheque board of colours…

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Long shadows and a low sun added to the mornings magic, a magic that others also had decided to enjoy….after all with the current bad weather forecast this may be the last good day for awhile

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I was also on the hunt for the Red Deer.  Maybe it is  because of the recent unusually warm weather but in these deer woods the Red have not yet Rutted (the Fallow Rutted a couple of weeks ago).  They proved to be elusive and a close shot was not possible…just a glimpse as one stag headed off over the horizon….

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and it was true ..All things were Bright and Beautiful

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8th November

(C) David Oakes 2016

A Change in the Weather…

 

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Waymarker Cairn on Burbage Moor

The Heather has all but died back, the horizon is hazy, The light is lower, the wind is blowing from the north east….and it is bitterly cold…..just the right sort of day for the moors.

A weather change has arrived and more than likely snow later in the week.

6th November

(C) David Oakes 2016