Yesterday (Thursday) Mark and I visited Leigh Woods just outside Bristol. besides being a wonderful place to take a woodland walk it is playing host to an art installation project by Luke Jerram called “Withdrawn’. I talked about it on the podcast “Pull up a Chair’ that Jessica, Helen and I are hosting on iTunes check it out HERE

Five fishing boats hide in the woods, how did they get here ? Why are they here ? Luke Jerram has used this project to ask questions about over fishing and marine conservation.

 

First you walk through the woods.

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The National Trust, a charity that exists through public donation and membership fees maintains and conserves large areas of coastline, woodland, forests and houses. They are responsible for the upkeep of Leigh Woods.

 

The trees are magnificent

 

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The weather was perfect a bit chilly with dappled light.

 

I had my usual photography buddy with me.

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Through the trees something could be seen ….

 

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Events are taking place at night with lights and music. And choirs are performing from local schools.

 

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Some lovely grunge…

 

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Linking up with Kim today for Friday Finds….

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10 thoughts on “Friday – If you go down to the woods today.

  1. What a great post! And what a great idea to stimulate creative thinking … fishing boats marooned in a bluebell wood … that’s really got to get people thinking outside of the box. And, as always, your photos are sumptuous! All the best for a long, lazy bank holiday weekend, Bonny

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  2. A few years ago I visited England with my mother. We went to Sissinghurst and Scotney Castle. Both of those places are part of the National Trust. My mother loved Sissinghurst the most but I preferred the fields and wood around Scotney. I could have walked there forever.

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  3. What a lovely place for taking photographs! The idea of the boats is so intriguing and as I looked at those images, I thought how that grunge and bright colors would make some wonderful HDR images!
    Loved your post!

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  4. How lovely to have such a place to visit, and that an artist thought of this. Makes you wonder when he thought of it, was it in a dream or an early morning thought. Just so cool, love those little blue wildflowers lining the wood floor. Oh my Viv that last one is just the coolest edit. Love this post.

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