A walk in autumnal woods with the sun’s raking light. Enchanting.
But the autumn walk began way back in September with the first turn of leaves.
And it’s not only the trees that paint the autumnal world in rich colours
Leaves, seeds and berries, all take on deep tones at this time of year
The spindle-tree adds wayside colour
While bryony berries deck the hedges with festive festoons
The first turn of the dogwood leaves (September)
Caught in the autumnal sun, dogwood’s colourful foliage
No longer so perky, these deep purple dogwood leaves
Bright sun after autumn showers really make the colours sparkle. This is Tas Valley, opposite bank to Venta Icenorum
It was in Tas Valley, too, that I found the Witch Tree. A different angle on it: two more faces found! Or is it one man and his dog?
With cold coming on fast, this could be one of my last woodland walks this year.
While oak and beech leaves scatter the woodland floor, it’s the birch that catches the eye in the sun
Chestnut woods, the trees only now turning. But what can’t be seen in this shot is the plethora of assorted fungi lining the way
And to end the walk, a sprig of oak