From Dense, Dark Wood to Light, Open Wood.
Sunrise: 06.36 Sunset: 07.34
I took a walk over to North Pond on Wednesday, to see how the improvement work was progressing. I’m glad to say that I am not disappointing. Colin has done a sensitive job, and the brash fires are in the right places too. It’s easy to go too far by removing too much, or not far enough; it takes a person who knows what they are doing to get things right.
When I walked in to what I had known for some time as a dark wood, my brain could not cope – it took a while, and a few walks up and down, before I was able to get my bearings. Even though I could see the north Pond chain, my brain was running two images: the old and this new one. It is a weird feeling!
A tripod marked an animal hole; I had difficulty deciding exactly where it was before the trees were felled. We removed a few trees here over the last couple of months, which accounts for the grass growth. The floor of the wood has always been bare and lifeless.