Memories of Autumn
This is just a beech tree in the autumn, that's all. It was very pretty but I don't think this picture does it justice. (edit - the white in the sky is cloud, not glare)
This was taken on a sunny but windy day, so everything was moving. I couldn't step back any
further because there was a fence behind me, and couldn't include more
of the top of the tree because the camera was at its maximum setting.
The tree is now bare and will rest until late spring before its' leaves
This is a Copper Beech, which looks beautiful when it's in leaf and then adds a glorious splash of gold in the autumn. Sadly in 2006 the autumn colour was short-lived because of awful weather, including strong winds, which tore most of the leaves off the trees as soon as they changed colour.
Trees like this one, which is probably a couple of hundred years old, are increasingly under threat in the UK because home owners believe they will damage their houses, and the leaves are a nuisance. Insurance companies sometimes insist that such trees are felled to reduce the risk, and builders have been known to fell them when they take over a site because, despite hefty fines, they can make more profit from a treeless site.
This tree may be safe, for a time, because it is protected by a Tree Preservation Order, yet these can be overturned if the tree is found guilty of causing a problem to bricks and mortar.my vfxy
Between the feet