I took these photographs of a woodland near Crossgar almost exactly a year ago. It was once part of the Great Wood of Dufferin that lay between Downpatrick to the south and Bangor to the north. This remnant is just over 14 acres and is a haven for birds and butterflies. The trees are mainly oak and ash with willow and alder in the wetter areas.
Today whilst the gales are blowing in from the south-west I can only dream of this lovely woodland and hope that it won’t be too long before I can return there.