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Updated: Jul 8, 2018

When I started this project, I had the idea that I would blog briefly on each day’s Year in the Forest photograph. Well, that was a bit ambitious! As was my second idea to blog weekly with a wee round up of images. Now, somehow, we are in July, does anyone know how? This has been both the hardest and most enjoyable year for me with the circumstances that have allowed me to take on a project of this size and scope being the same things that have kept me too busy to do more than edit and fling my shots up on Flickr (and occasionally here).

Anyway, let us reverse back to January, it’s the first of the month, the first of the new year and my brother and I receive a call that will change our lives. Our mum had been taken into hospital with severe neurological symptoms. I’m not going to go into detail because it’s her story, not mine, but a few days later we got the news that she has an incurable illness and needs intense treatment. Because I am the nearest child and it’s way easier for me, I immediately decided to take a career break from work to help her throught her treatment. Mum and her dog come to live with us and I take over dog walking.

Moe is a 3 year old failed sheepdog and therefore needs a LOT of exercise! As luck would have it, I live directly opposite a tract of forestry commission woodland. It wasn’t much of a leap to decide to spend this year documenting the life of the forest within a calendar year.

and so here we are! I hope you enjoyed looking at the photographs as much as I have taking them. 😁

Beautiful Moe