A Sunny Day

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

The sun was shining again this morning and with gentler winds it certainly felt a little warmer.  Simon has worked hard to repair the areas that were damaged when the felled wood was removed from the reserve.   This photo shows the newly levelled area and as the days lengthen and the temperature rises so it will become green again.

Newly levelled pathway

On the moor this Hawthorn tree was showing off its twisted trunk and branches in the sunshine.

Old Hawthorn tree on the moor

We eagerly await the results of all the hard work on the middle moor at the end of the Summer.  Today, with long shadows over it, it was looking spectacular!

Middle moor

Sunset was just caught on this photo.

Sunset


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