The freezing fog that came down last night was still lingering this morning, so I went off into the woods to get some photos. Such beauty there – delicate silvery tips to all the leaves, but the ones that are left are brittle and crisp, tumbling fast with a clatter into the eerie silence. Oak and cherry have the muted glow of dying embers, while alders are touched with an ethereal beauty. And everywhere the shroud of fog, giving a strange air to familiar things, chilling your bones and making you feel as if you’re breathing in the cold breath of the earth.
Photos © Jo Woolf, 21st November 2016
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