So we have finally reached the last month of the tree project. It's been fascinating to follow the changes throughout the year. It's been a fairly drab month weatherise with little frost and unlike last year, no snow. However there have been some interesting light and skies throughout the month to give interest to the … Continue reading Tree project: December
Tree project: November
November has been mostly a wet and blustery month and any remaining autumn colour was soon blown off the trees. However it has given us some great light and clouds as far as photography is concerned. This year so far, month by month.
Tree project: October
The oak took a long time to colour up into autumn shades and over the last couple of days high winds have blown most of the leaves off. Yesterday and today we have had hail and sleet so the weather is definitely turning towards winter. This year so far, month by month.
Tree project: September
September has brought storms and an early turning of the leaves on some trees. The swallows and martens have left the village announcing that autumn really is here. This year so far, month by month.
Tree project: August
The weather has turned variable in August and some well needed rained has greened up the local countryside which was looking very parched. This year so far, month by month.
Tree project: July
The oak is now in it's full leafy glory. But the surrounding fields are parched yellow by the lack of rain during this month. It's rained yesterday and today (the 29th), but this is the first rain for weeks. The dry spell has emphasised the old ridge and furrow lines in the field below. … Continue reading Tree project: July
Project Tree: June
"The richest, fullest time of year is when June is wearing to an end, when one knows without the almanac that spring is over and gone." W.H. Hudson Hampshire Days 1903 The tree has finally burst fully into leaf, the oak being always the last to bud burst. It's been a dry and warm June … Continue reading Project Tree: June
Project Tree: May
It has been a warm and mainly dry May, and the heat of the last couple of weeks has really brought the local trees and hedgerows out.
Project Tree: April
"That spring was late. We watched the sky and studied charts for shouldering isobars. Birds were late to pair. Crows drank from the lamb's eye." Gillian Clarke It seems as if winter has gone on for ever way into spring, and they say that the season is about four weeks behind. However we have finally … Continue reading Project Tree: April
Project tree: March
"...and over there It is white also" "Midwinter" Ian Hamilton Except it's not midwinter but late March and as I look out the window today it's sleeting and more snow is forecast for Easter Monday. We have had a lot of snow this year and the village was cut off for a couple of days … Continue reading Project tree: March