beech tree time

Posted on November 16, 2021


The mild autumn (so far) and lack of strong winds here in north Devon has meant that the beech trees have held onto their leaves a little longer than they normally do.

This has produced a magnificent display of autumn colour, especially along the east and west Lyn valleys with rusty oaks and wilting bracken adding a bit of contrast.

However, as this is a bit of a photo dump before I go into ‘Calendar mode’, here’s some bracken at Bennetts Mouth;


Looking north towards Lee


The mighty beech; 100 years to grow, 100 years to live and 100 years to die..


An exmoor valley



Rusty oaks provide the backdrop to these leafless birch and a young beech




Forest floor vibes


Young beech given space by ash (dieback) felling


Ash bridge


Ash bridge 2




Ash bridge 3


On the way home, a lovely view across the channel; Beacon becons sunset


New Post tomorrow:

The Calendar is finally here!

After a few technical problems and material shortages, the Beautiful North Devon Calendar 2022 has finally landed.

I’ll be posting the pre-orders tomorrow, thank you so much for your faith and support if you pre-ordered.

The Etsy page is now live and throbbing:

Search Beautiful North Devon Calendar 2022

More tomorrow



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