Tuesday 9 March 2010

Seasons in the sun

We walked down here last Friday. This is the path that runs through the top section of Breedon Golf Course. As you can see, it's quite a tree tunnel and it has a lovely feel, especially with the birds singing or a bit of a breeze sighing through the branches. But isn't it interesting, to see a place at different times of the day or in different seasons. The same location can have a whole new feel or atmosphere. I imagine that this footpath could be quite creepy in the pitch black, early hours of the morning.

In winter, the bare branches of the trees trace a skeletal pattern against the pale blue sky. All of the joints and forks are clearly visible, and bristle; almost like a giant upturned yard brush. The predominant colours are the silvery browns, greys and greens of the wood, with the contrast of the reddish brown castings from autumn strewn along the side of the footpath.

Contrast this one...

My immediate rection is that I prefer this photo, taken last October, with the richness of the colours of the turning leaves; but when I look more closely, I'm not so sure. What do you think?


  1. I prefer the photo taken last october as I love all the different coloured leave. I deffo wudnt want 2 walk down there at night! looks like the perfect place 2 think tho. Also, it wud b so gd 2 av a comparison pic of when it had snowed 2 x

  2. I like the bottom one more. It's got more life in it.

  3. Oh dear that's three votes for the Autumn one. I prefer that too. The colours are warmer and I like the way the light plays through the leaves