A brief respite from the wet weather today, bringing us bright sunshine. The next three days are forecast to be wet and windy. So, we took full advantage and set off after breakfast for our walk.
We managed a four-mile saunter through the forest, and saw not another soul the entire time, which suited us very well. Our only company came in the form of grey squirrels leaping from tree to tree, small songbirds flitting among the branches, and occasional glimpses of buzzards on the wing heard through their distinctive keeing calls long before we sometimes managed to get a brief sight of them through the tree canopy. Our route took us up climbs totalling 210 feet, usually in short, steep stages. More trees are turning now, but the oaks, in particular, are clinging to their foliage, which is still mostly green.
So, two sunny pictures today. One taken in an oak plantation here in the forest, and the other taken in September 2010 on a walk in the Greek island of Rhodes. Enjoy!
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