Underneath the larches...

by David Swatton November. 14, 2018 283 views

...we dream our dreams away.

Sorry for the dreadful pun (not really) that will undoubtedly be wasted on anyone not English and of a certain age. Here's a hint.

Anyway, I went for a trudge up into the hills behind the village for a couple of hours with Cleo the collie and her owner and there is an area of larch trees which seem particularly beautiful this autumn. Am I imagining it or are the trees much more spectacular this autumn? Is that what comes from a dry, hot summer?

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Phyllis 1 year, 1 month ago

interestingly, we have large forests of these trees near where I live....but we most often refer to them by their other name "tamarack"...they make excellent fire wood (along with red fir) to burn in winter.

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David Swatton Replied to Phyllis 1 year, 1 month ago

Just goes to show again we are two cultures divided by a common language grinning

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Marsha 1 year, 1 month ago


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David Swatton Replied to Marsha 1 year, 1 month ago

Thanks - I thought so too

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Marilyn Grimble 1 year, 1 month ago

No - you are not imagining it - this is how it was explained to me:-
"It's the combination of the sun's low angle, the colours of the foliage and the level of moisture in the air that provides the essence of autumn. Spring is so different, in that colours and shadows are sharp rather than muted. And the seasons are offset because of the earth's residual heat after summer, so that the sun's so much lower in the sky in the autumn than it will be in spring."

Lovely photos David - and I am old enough to remember!smile

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David Swatton Replied to Marilyn Grimble 1 year, 1 month ago

Bud and Chesney... they don't make them like that any more... thankfully (I can hear you cry)!

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