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Missing Plaque

Official plaque missing

On the morning of Wednesday 26 April 2023, Pip Rutherford and May Wilson of Powburn placed an official Queen’s Green Canopy plaque next to the trees in the paddock at Crawley Dene (at the South exit from Powburn). The trees were planted by the Hedgeley Parish Council to mark Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. The following morning (Thursday 27 April 2023) the plaque had disappeared.

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Waiting for Fall

Waiting for fall of…

It’s inevitable that, in the countryside, the landscape changes from year to year. Rivers erode their banks, animals eat shrubs and the wind breaks branches and trees.

There is a row of trees near Ingram that I’ve been fond of photographing for several years now. When I took my first photo of them back in February 2012 there was snow on the ground:

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Last of the Autumn Leaves 2020

Autumn leaves don’t last…

It’s been a great year for vibrant coloured autumn leaves along the lanes where we live this year. It’s been a real joy to see the ochres, umbers, purples, yellow, golds, reds and russets. But…nothing lasts forever, and the leaves are almost gone now. But as the deciduous trees shed most of their leaves for the winter, the larches are still holding onto their needles as they turn a wonderful yellow-brown-gold. Again, what’s not to like?

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