Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Holme Fen in the mist

Misty conditions veil the silver birch woodland of Holme Fen

On a particularly overcast and misty day, I decided to visit one of my favourite spots, Holme Fen. I hoped this particularly atmospheric piece of ancient woodland might yield some ethereal images.

When I got there it was certainly shrouded in a wintry haze, so I had a good wander along the peaty pathways that meander through this magnificent grove of silver birch to see what I could find. 

I've detailed the fascinating history of this place on a previous post, which can be found here, so I won't waste time in repeating myself. Much better to get on with the photos, in all their hazy essence.

Silver birch trees in the Cambridgeshire Fens at Holme Fen
Luckily there was still quite a lot of ferns about, to add a bit of colour to the views.

Holme Fen silver birch trees in the winters mist
Where the trees were a bit more separated it allowed the mist to be more apparent.

Misty weather in the Cambridgeshire Fens at Holme Fen
A bit of moss on some of the trees added an extra element of interest.

Holme Fen trees in the mist in the Cambridgeshire Fens
One fallen silver birch.

Misty conditions at Holme Fen in the Cambridgeshire Fens
The lack of colour in the trees themselves have an almost surreal quality to them.

Holme Fen managed by Natural England in the Cambridgeshire Fens
A single tree stands among the misty conditions.

misty woodland at Holme Fen with bright green moss covered tree
Some vibrant moss lines this fallen tree.

Misty woodland in the Cambridgeshire Fens is veiled in a wintry mist
Twin trunks rise from the dead ferns.

Mist filled woodland in the Cambridgeshire Fens at Holme Fen
A bit of greenery to brighten up the woodland floor.

Two tree trunks frame the mist filled woodland at Holme Fen
Two trees frame the murky woodland beyond,

A collection of trees in the mist with ferns on the ground at Holme Fen
Atmospheric tangle of silver birch trees in the mist.

Holme Fen trees surrounded by mist in the Cambridgeshire Fens
Looking through the trees.

Ancient woodland in the Cambridgeshire Fens in the wintry mist at Holme Fen
Gnarled old tree leans across the fern filled ground.

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