Farm Wood, not far from us, is another place where “in order to know it properly, a landscape requires routine and repetition*.” There is within Farm Wood a lovely grove of Beech.
Beech groves may have been used for food as much as their imposing presence. Their architecture have been said to inspire the building of Cathedrals; the high vaulting arches mimic the high arching branches of the Beech Grove.
I sat down under this minster of trees to make this drawing as the light fell all too early.
* Quoted from Mark Cocker from his book Claxton
A selection of short pieces written about the landscape and wildlife of a Norfolk village.