SK6064 : Evening, Sherwood Pines

taken 12 years ago, near to Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Evening, Sherwood Pines
Evening, Sherwood Pines
Sherwood Pines on a fine summer evening. The low sun in that golden state before it turns orange, and just enough breeze to make the trees whisper. They are lit up as if on fire. The undergrowth smells damp and earthy, with fox scent here and there. The bracken is tall, the foxgloves are making a last brave show against a backdrop of ragwort and thistles. (See SK6064 : Foxgloves & ragwort, Sherwood Pines.) Rabbits are abroad, some quite tiny still, out for their supper, and wood pigeons scatter from their high perches. A woodpecker calls noisily, winging his undulating way over the canopy. This is a good time to be alone in the forest. The tourists have all gone, and the woodland creatures become bolder. There is a chance of seeing the deer. On this occasion there were two, swift dark forms slipping silently away through the pines, so that one is never quite sure whether they are real or imagined in the dim light under the trees, where shadows move and branches rustle. But their tracks are evidence of their existence. One can wander undisturbed in this forest, at one with nature, until the failing light and sudden chill in the air suggest it is time to return to the cottage at the edge of the wood, and a welcome cup of tea!
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Date Taken
Friday, 7 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Saturday, 8 July, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 607 641 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:10.2337N 1:5.6046W
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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