DAY 64 (8 JUNE) – Copper beech (Fagis sylvatica purpurea) (Farnham Park)
I stood under this copper beech today waiting for the sun. It came out from behind a cloud and, as it shone on the leaves, the wind began to blow. The leaves showed their many colours. Green. Copper. Purple. Blue. They showed their veins, their edges, their undersides and their perfect imperfections. The trunk and branches glowed silver. They glowed grey and blue. And nature gave me ever changing paintings. How had I never seen this before?