Tag Archives: Trees

Beyond a Back-Lit Fringe

The Black Poplar is so named for its ‘black’ bark. Well, this specimen might show black bark, but that’s only because it is back-lit. The leaves too look black, though a closer inspection will show them as rusty-red, as if the … Continue reading

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Leaving Leaves

The first flush of spring flowers are over (everybody, ‘ahhh’) leaving the wayside decked with leaves . . . .

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Can You Name This Tree?

I found this in a hedgerow, growing to perhaps 15 ft. It was absolutely covered in these tassels. The tassels make me think of the ash tree (see second photo), but the leaves look more like birch, or a field … Continue reading

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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.

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the quick and the dead . . .

New Years Eve, the dead year gone, the new one not yet begun. So I thought the following photos might be apt. Boxing Day, clutching the camera I’ve long promised myself, I toddled off to the local churchyard to discover exactly what … Continue reading

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The Tree-Folk I Met With On Holiday

Winter: morning mists and freezing fogs . . . seems a good time to recall our holidays. Here’s a few of the characters I met with back in September with the last of summer’s heat tenaciously clinging . . . … Continue reading

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Autumn Colours

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