There's a storm coming, apparently, to rival October 1987's. I was in London when that storm hit, and didn't notice anything had happened until I got to work. But down here in Higher Coombe, we did lose a lot of trees, including much of a beech row. Since I am down in Devon now, I wandered out with a camera because there isn't anything I can do to prevent a storm blowing trees down, but I'm fond of them. The top picture shows a beautiful beech row that is almost intact on our neighbour's deer farm. I took the picture as much for the colours as the trees.
The second picture is of the Mardle, my favourite stream, after which I named this blog.
And the third picture is of a couple of the beech trees in a row by the house, that survived 1987. I hope the latest storm, if it comes, leaves the beech trees alone.