Friday 29 November 2019

Pagan Eye: Scarlet Oak Leaves in Autumn at Kew

Earlier this week I took advantage of the National Lottery #ThanksToYou offer to get free entry to Kew Gardens in London. When I arrived, I was asked if I wanted to go on a free tour of the garden's oak trees with an expert. Naturally, I said yes.

There are apparently about 500 species of oak (Quercus) in the world. Some of them don't look much like English oaks at all, but they can be recognised because they all produce acorns. The leaves in picture above are from the scarlet oak, which go that beautiful deep red colour in autumn.

The National Lottery #ThanksToYou offer lets people with a lottery ticket get free entry to a huge number of different places that you normally have to pay to visit. It runs until December 1, so there are still a few days left. You can find out more here:

On each Pagan Eye post, I show a photo that I find interesting, with a few words about it. I'm not quite sure what I'll be including - it could be a seasonal image, a pagan site, an event, or just a pretty picture.

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