Daily Forest Walk Picture 18.04.20

This giant Beech is around four feet wide; bet it could tell some tales.

Continuing to spread a bit of light and pleasure to those confined by the current crisis. See post 1, here, for an explanation.

This is the 15th post.

Today is Valerie’s birthday, so I’ll keep this brief, as I like to dedicate the day to her.

Yesterday’s rain was augmented by more during the night, and it didn’t stop until after 15:00 today. For a while, we thought we were going to have to get wet, as we certainly weren’t going without a walk of some sort and I was determined to get something to post here for you; Valerie agreed.

It’s quite extraordinary what a few hours gentle rain can do at this time of the year. The forest has suddenly come alive again. There will be further growth, as the year moves on, but this first real spurt has transformed the place, brought out the greens that make it such a pleasure. And it’s washed the mud and dust from autumn’s fallen leaves, bringing their warmth back to life as well.

I’ve attached three pictures today, to show the colours now so evident, even on a dull grey afternoon. Enjoy!

Keep safe and well, everyone!

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6 thoughts on “Daily Forest Walk Picture 18.04.20

  1. Love those shots. There’s something special about this time of year as the feathery new green growth starts to gather. Love the image of the path winding through the trees.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You’re very welcome, Bill. Now we’ve had a spot of rain, the forest has suddenly burst into life, with most trees now showing leaves instead of only buds. It’ll soon be the dense canopy it usually is in summer. I love that the place changes with each passing day.

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      1. Dear Stuart, Spring has arrived on the calendar (spring arrived March 20) but the weather says anything but spring. One you need your parka or Anorak, and the next day you need a light wind breaker. The one constant is light rain. It makes life interesting by making the glasses I wear spotted and filthy after I spend ten minutes cleaning them.
        In other words the weather is just as screwy as the times we live in.

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        1. Seems we’re getting a better deal over here, Tom. We had a lengthy period – from November to the end of February – when it rained every day, sometimes very heavilly. But since the beginning of March the weather has turned much more favourable and we went for quite a few weeks before we had any rain. As I write this, 17:30 BST, the sun is shining brightly outside, and the view from my study window shows most of the trees in leaf. Let’s hope your weather improves soon, too!

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