If you are thinking that the autumn colours seem particularly vivid this year, you’d be right. The combination of a wet spring and some sunny late summer days have given the trees a good growing season and built up the conditions for spectacular display of autumn colour, which keeps taking my breath away.
The range of reds, oranges and yellows have inspired some fantastic artwork in our half term forest schools, like this mandala that Fiona and Charlie helped the children make on our Keighley programme. The collecting and arranging of different leaves is a celebration of pattern and colour. (more…)