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Gorley Common

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

A walk around Gorley Common accompanied by a wonderful display of clouds to go with the setting sun.

Another lovely sunrise on the farm this morning signalling a clear day ahead

Another lovely sunrise on the farm this morning signalling a clear day ahead.

inford is cool and frosty on our morning walk

Linford is cool and frosty on our morning walk.

A tall oak with a totally clear sky as a backdrop

A tall oak with a totally clear sky as a backdrop.

We head up to Gorley Common in the northern part of the Forest in the afternoon. Altocumulus clouds have built up and give the sky wonderful depth and colour at the end of the day

Altocumulus clouds have built up and give the sky wonderful depth and colour at the end of the day. As a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society, I am duty bound to point out the beauty and joy of clouds at every opportunity 🙂

This birch tree has six trunks - I've seen three, four and five, but not six before - I wonder if this is like finding a four leafed clover

This birch tree has six trunks – I’ve seen three, four and five, but not six before – I wonder if this is like finding a four leafed clover.

Birch trees silhouetted against those wonderful clouds as the colours intensify

Birch trees silhouetted against those wonderful clouds as the colours intensify.

Two little donkeys off with purpose to who knows where

Two little donkeys off with purpose to who knows where.

A Blushing Bracket on a birch tree

A Blushing Bracket on a birch tree.

The clouds are passing over, breaking up and clearing to the east

The clouds are passing over, breaking up and clearing to the east.

Looking south west there are fewer clouds now, but they make wonderful shapes

Looking south west there are fewer clouds now, but they make wonderful shapes.

Full west and the sun is sinking in a blaze of colour as heavier cloud builds up

Full west and the sun is sinking in a blaze of colour as heavier cloud builds up.

On the drive home I stop by the bird hide at Mockbeggar to view the remains of the sunset across Blashford Lake

On the drive home I stop by the bird hide at Mockbeggar to view the remains of the sunset across Blashford Lake.


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