The colours of the spirit …

… in this case, muted fall colours that matched my mood until I spent a couple of hours wandering in the forest with a friend. Time spent outdoors and concentrating on the natural world improved my outlook no end.

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

So, a rather sombre set of photos today – but I hope you enjoy them. Imagine the rustle of dry leaves underfoot, the cool green smell of damp moss, the aroma of mushrooms, the rich spice of fallen foliage, and the feel of the breeze on your face.

I was especially pleased to see the golden larch foliage – the stands of larch here are infected with ramorum disease and are soon to be felled. The little sapling in the image at the top will go, together with all its big cousins. But there are plenty of broadleaf trees to grow on – beech, oak, birch, sycamore and chestnut among them.

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