Monday, 8 November 2010

An English wood in autumn


I've been away for the weekend, visiting my mother who lives in Nottinghamshire (about 70 miles/112 km south of Saltaire).  It's an area with a very different visual character from my own locality.  The hills and moorland of Pennine Yorkshire give way to more gentle, rolling farmland and woods.  The weather for much of the UK has been glorious - cold, crisp sunshine - and the autumn colours seem to have peaked.  Beech trees in particular have especially vibrant red-golds this year.  I disturbed a cock pheasant when I stopped to take this photo.  It's a pity it clattered off in alarm, as it would have added a bit of extra interest to the image.

THANK YOU....
I'm very appreciative of all you lovely people who voted for my photo(s) in the 'Yorkshire Landscapes' competition.  Thank you!  As I understand it, they will count up the public votes and use them to draw up a shortlist, from which a panel of judges will then select the overall winner.  Some of the photos will also be featured in a book and a calendar, so even if I don't win it would be good to see a photo of mine in print.  There is no timescale given - but I will of course let you know the result when I find out.   Here's hoping...!

14 comments:

  1. The beech trees have been particularly colourful this year.

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  2. I'm sure there are many with fingers well and truly crossed for you. An English wood will always be a winner with me.

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  3. Does Notthinghamshire have something to do with Robin Hood?..:)
    I would love very much to have a stroll in that kind of place, among those beautyful trees..

    And I hope your picture will be among the ones printed somewhere!

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  4. Beautiful woods Jenny.
    Great, glorious autumn colors.
    Costas

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  5. What a lovely scene! I wouldn't mind walking down that path.

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  6. Yes, Malyss - Robin Hood was supposed to have lived in the Nottinghamshire forests. In fact I probably disturbed him along with the pheasant!

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  7. What a beautiful little path into the lovely woods. It is too bad we missed the pheasant, but what was left is still a joy to view. Good luck on the contest, your entry was beautiful.

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  8. It looks a beautiful place for a walk -- and my fingers are crossed for you photo!

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  9. and you deserved every vote! :)

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  10. Lovely woodland photo. Good luck with the competition! I grew up on the Notttinghmashire/North East Derbyshire border not far from the area known as the Dukeries :)

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  11. I love these beech trees!
    Great Autumn colours!
    Well done!

    B xx

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  12. You wouldn't have to ask me twice to go for a walk here... (Fingers still crossed for you!)

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  13. A lovely country path and how delightful to enjoy a visit with your Mother. ~Lili

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