Today’s Pictures: 14 Mar 21

The path runs through young beech trees, lending their autumn colours even in early spring, until new growth will shed them.

‘Every walker is a guard on patrol to protect the ineffable.’     Rebecca Solnit

I’m continuing the daily shots from our walks in the local forest for the moment. Another photograph from my collection will provide a wider view of the world and some of its wonders.
If you share on social media, more people stuck indoors due to Covid-19 can enjoy our natural beauty. Between us, we might even restore some love and respect for nature and help slow the damage we inflict on our world. Thank you.

A boat speeds through the waves off the island of Crete. Taken 2008

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11 thoughts on “Today’s Pictures: 14 Mar 21

    1. I love beech trees, too, Noelle. They have a quality in summer, when their green canopies exclude a good deal of sunlight so the floor of the forest is free of briars and bracken allowing easy walking between their boles.
      Copper beeches are so lovely, with their summer foliage so warm and such a contrast with the rest of the forest green. In autumn, they tend to lose their leaves, where the standard beech clings onto it’s browning leaves until spring detaches them for new growth. They are one of the trees that make the forest change from day to day.

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        1. Copper beeches are relatively unusual, although there are one or two in the forest. Mostly, they seem to be grown in parks and gardens. With their broad spread and deep copper colour, they can be quite magnificent. The standard beech is a handsome tree, though, and looks great throughout the year in its various stages, I think. Lovely name for your property, and the company!


    1. It’s always fascinated me that beech trees retain their autumn leaves right through to spring, Brenda. They add colour to the forest. I’ve planted a beech hedge on one side of my garden because I love not only the colour, but the sound of the wind rustling the dry leaves.


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