Region 16 Block of the Month (or week) 2021
Muted, but rich colours this week. Leaves falling and leaving bare trees once more. The leaf colour changes as it decays and returns nutrients to the soil. Then the tree bark is attracting attention. What a delight of texture and colour from the smooth greyish beech to the darker brown rough oak. Are you good at identifying trees? My knowledge is a little basic. I have a small book about trees, I must slip it in my pocket when I go out and really look at the bark carefully. Bark rubbings maybe? I will certainly take off the gloves and feel that bark. Maybe I won't hug the tree.