Exposed: Naked Limbs, Unclothed Torsos

Winter-thro’-spring, when the trees around us are not so obscured by heavy foliage, that is the ideal time for studying their form. Here are a few photos I’ve taken over the last few months.

Fishley to Upton Jan 2017

This fella oozes strength and durability!  See him flexing his muscles. Fishley Jan 2017

Wheatfen March 2017 3

It’s amazing what you see in looking up when there are no leaves to cloud the view. Wheatfen March 2017

Wheatfen March 2017 4

The cragginess of the alder, with its fruits alongside its catkins. An extraordinary tree. Wheatfen March 2017

Wheatfen March 2017 5

The gothic form of the alder is best seen against a blue sky. Wheatfen March 2017

Wheatfen March 2017 7

A knobbly, warty, craggy beast of a tree, complete with heavy creeper (an old ivy). Wheatfen March 2017

Wheatfen March 2017 8

The elegance of this silver birch stands out against the bronze of its companion. Wheatfen March 2017

Wheatfen March 2017 9

An ‘elephant’ tree. I took several shots of this one, but decided on this full-length full-frontal for this post. Wheatfen March 2017

Saxlingham Nethergate April 2017 1

Pythons and whip-snakes and every other kind of serpent are captured here, turned to wood that looks almost like stone. Hempnall-to-Saxlingham Nethergate April 2017

Saxlingham Thorpe April 2017

While everywhere is white with the blossoms of cherry and plum, this ‘black filigree’ effect presents a different view of our wild fruit trees.  Saxlingham Thorpe April 2017

Smockmill Common April 2017 1

In honour of ‘Gav’ and ‘Tim’ (who ever they may be). Smockmill Common (Saxlingham Thorpe) April 2017

Smockmill Common April 2017 2

Sinuous forms with trunks cavorting . . . kinda erotic. Smockmill Common (Saxlingham Thorpe) April 2017

Smockmill Common April 2017 3

So that’s where the Ancient Greeks got the idea of men and animals turned into trees. Smockmill Common (Saxlingham Thorpe) April 2017

Smockmill Common April 2017 4

Caught just in time, before green blends with green and form is lost. Smockmill Common (Saxlingham Thorpe) April 2017

Smockmill Common April 2017 5

‘Shall we do the Tree Waltz’? Smockmill Common (Saxlingham Thorpe) April 2017

Smockmill Common April 2017 6

Tree over the River Tas, with its tangle of branches impossible to discern once the leaves come on. Smockmill Common (Saxlingham Thorpe) April 2017

Smockmill Common April 2017 7

There be deer here. Unfortunately I had my sights fixed on this laddery tree. Smockmill Common (Saxlingham Thorpe) April 2017

Saxlingham Thorpe April 2017

Mistletoe growing high in a silver birch tree. Saxlingham Thorpe April 2017 (too late to see it clearly, leaves already formimg)

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