The sun was setting behind a thick forest, and in the glow of sunset the birch trees, dotted about in the aspen copse, stood out clearly with their hanging twigs, and their buds swollen almost to bursting.
From the thickest parts of the copse, where the snow still remained, came the faint sound of narrow winding threads of water running away.
It was quite still now in the copse, and not a bird was stirring.
I instantly became sure she had just come out of the copse
. She waited for us, not herself taking a step, and I was conscious of the rare solemnity with which we presently approached her.
As soon as they entered the copse
, Lady Catherine began in the following manner: --
Then he sprang quickly into the copse
, and the colonel, who had fallen into a deep reverie, followed him mechanically.
Never had his gold been so golden, his azure so dazzlingly clear and deep as on this particular May morning; while his fancy simply ran riot in the marginal decorations of woodland and spinney, quaint embroidered flowers and copses
full of exquisitely painted and wonderfully trained birds of song.
What other hardier pioneer would come, hatchet in hand, to cut down the dark copses
A separate submission, by Natural England, notes that the copse
will face "severe disturbance", with the construction of two slip-roads to serve a new motorway junction (5A).
Detective Constable Mark Buckley added: "We have been making extensive local enquiries and are still seeking witnesses who were in the Pound Hill area that afternoon, particularly around Punch Copse
Road or surrounding roads, and including anyone who was using dashcam in their own car at the time.
When it became apparent that the county's historic 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment was to merge, becoming the Mercian Regiment, the symbolic copse
of 22 oak trees was planned and planted in the park in anticipation of the merger which took place in July 2007.