Saturday, 25 October 2014

Shipley Hill

It was a busy walk this morning as Malcolm and I took to the hills - well, Shipley Hill anyway.
Following the recent high winds, many of the trees have lost most of their leaves, but there are still plenty to provide the autumnal hues which are a treat to the eye at this time of year.
The Sweet Chestnut and Beech trees which dominate the southern and eastern side of Shipley Hill, are various states of undress.  Some have turned colour and are in the process of dropping their leafy mantle, while others are still relatively untouched by autumn and are clinging to their green finery for a little while longer.
The views through the trees on the western side of the hill, took on a slightly more mysterious character.
With a little digital manipulation, the effect is rather more Tolkien-like...
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