The past, present and future of changing is made explicit in the natural cycles within the woods. I have been fascinated for years in watching these processes of art and craft. We are at the eve of spring and you can see the buds just about to happen, there are the early shoots of spring flowers this is the present looking towards the future. But simultaneously you can see the past, beneath your feet last years leaves. They make the leaf mould that helps to feed tomorrow’s plants. It is all here and I was there today.
I ventured into Friston Forest which still looks naked at this time of year, but despite being undressed it maintains its quiet charm. I spent some enjoyable time photographing fallen trees covered in moss. The forest was claiming the trees for tomorrow’s life, but doing it in such a beautiful way. Hope to do some more shots soon as I really need bright sunlight to illuminate the greens as I saw them.
I returned home very satisfied with my adventures, only to be greeted by nature’s encore. As I peered into my pond I could see frog spawn. It connected me with my distant past as a child and had big impact. Also, in the present I was able to see the future frogs in the making – isn’t nature wonderful?