There is something really special about evening light in the late autumn. The trees are in their rich colours, but still have their leaves. The light is warm, but is starting to have that watery quality that appears during the winter. When the sky is clear and the weather is cold, there is something luminous and beautiful about the scenery that is not seen at any other time of year.
In Betty’s Wood, we have a lot of young trees starting to really grow up and strut their stuff. Three years ago, they were just little 60cm whips. Today some are over 2 metres tall, and as well as beautiful autumn colours, they are also producing fruit and berries for the birds, and catkins for spring pollen. The lush pond vegetation is dying back, and the still cold air provides perfect reflections in the evening light.
Here are a few pictures of our beautiful woods in the autumn evening light, taken over the last couple of weeks.