October in the Woods

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Photo of sunriseAutumn is in full swing in the Northern hemisphere, the nights are getting longer and the days shorter. It is still dark when we arrive for our morning ramble through Credenhill Park Wood. However, when the sun does rise, we are treated to a beautiful fiery awakening.

Photo of sunlight through treesAutumn and winter are often the best times of the year to see great sunrises and sunsets. The sun is at a lower angle and its rays take longer to pass through the atmosphere, so more of the blue/violet light is scattered allowing us to view more of the reds and pinks. Clouds will help to reflect this red light causing the environment to glow. I’m sure that you have all heard the saying; « Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight. Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning. » In the UK our weather systems generally come from the west, a red sunrise suggests that…

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