Much of the valley is wooded. The woods, like the stream, are their own world. Again and again I found myself using the word 'structural' to describe what I love about them. Footpaths become the nave of a tree cathedral, flanked by pillared trunks, roofed with a fan vaulting of branches and painted in new colours every season.
Two woodpeckers drumming to one another, recorded in woods at Slade House.
Ivy Trees -fused and slumped glass sculptures, ranging from 41 to 53 cm in height
Canopy 1 - Down Wood Spring - fused and slumped glass vessel - 32 cm diameter
Canopy 2 - Beech Tree Autumn - fused and slumped glass vessel - 32 cm diameter - photo: Simon Bruntnell
Canopy 3 - Catswood Winter - fused and slumped glass vessel - 32 cm diameter - photo: Simon Bruntnell
Tree of Wishes - Forged metal with fused and enamelled glass leaves; approx 270 cm high