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Posted on February 8, 2009 by Ash
Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) to the left of me, European larch (Larix decidua) to the right...
A row of most snowy beeches (Fagus sylvatica).
In the heart of Millstones Wood...
Out in the fields, the snow was drifting behind the walls. Walking along a footpath hidden beneath this drift, I was ploughing through waist-high snow in places. It was either that or slide down a gorse-covered hill! The wind blowing through the gaps in the dry stone wall was sculpting fantastic shapes – this and the next photograph have been altered to highlight these.
More snow-sculpture. The oft-mentioned Millstones Wood can be seen in the left half of the background.
Near Ewden Height, and the snow was coming thick and fast. The bush in the foreground is gorse (Ulex europaeus) – a.k.a. whin or furze.
Millstones Wood again. Beech, beech, and more beech.
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