Autumn is shifting towards winter in the woods, but there's some lovely sights right now, such as this carpet of leaves:
The regrowth in the area we cut a year ago is still hanging on to a few leaves:
But most of the trees are bare, and the sun is low in the sky:
Just as I was finishing my lunch during a day of coppicing, I heard the familiar call of a Buzzard overhead. As pigeons scattered in terror, I grabbed the camera and managed to snap a few long-distance photos of them. One day I'd like to have my own hawk flying in the woods...
It was back to work after that though - things are progressing pretty well, we're well past the oak tree you can see towards the rear of this picture:
Meanwhile, we've also been preparing some produce for the Rye Christmas Market.Quite a bit went into making these. They've been collected in the woodland, dried for over a year, stripped of soft dead wood, wire brushed and finally shaped so they are stable and have a place to take a tea-light candle.
That's all for now...