I loved wandering through the Forgotten Wood for the Week 44 photo featuring a landscape with trees. It started in my own garden, just before I got to my gate.
We’ve had a lovely, crisp November – lots of sunny, bright, days with temperatures at about freezing. Last year by this time, we’d had about ten years worth of rain in a month, so this more Canadian take on late Autumn/early Winter has been a real treat.
Just on the edge of the Wood I saw this. I think that’s a Larch in the distance. Someone’s put a new Oak in.
There is a giant Beech Tree in the Forgotten Wood. I have never yet taken a photo of it that makes me happy, but I noticed a few things around its base.
And around on the other side of the Beech – steps for a Faery Queen, perhaps.
It was late in the afternoon as I wandered back around to home. This time of year, the moon rises early in the afternoon and sets late in the morning.
I love being able to explore, find treasures and new faery ways. The smells of the damp leaves on the floor of the wood as they become mulch for next year’s growth are wonderful, clambering over fallen trees and through thickets that catch at your clothes and hair, air with enough of a chill to make your nose and cheeks tingle such that only hot chocolate at home will help to warm you.
The dark ages are upon us, but there’s always something to find in the Forgotten Wood.