Tuesday, 22 November 2016


Wouldn't you just know I had lots of words starting with the letter S to choose from for last week's ABC Wednesday, but this week, unless you are interesting in tractors, not so much.  So I turn to the tree and specifically those I have taken photographs of this October.  This first one just provides some background interest as I was actually attracted by the pollarded wood leaning against the wall. There are lots of woods around this area of South Lakeland and it was nice to observe that some are being managed by pollarding rather than felling.  The overcast sky on this day would eventually clear  
to be a sunny one, just in time to sit by a babbling brook.
Later I would pass by a rather more exotic tree whose shape are always fascinating, the Monkey Puzzle.
I hope the observation that it is going to be a very cold winter when there are lots of berries is not true because there have indeed been lots of berries this year of every hue.  This Rowan tree caught my attention against the white of the house and although it has a quite a lot of berries I have seen some Rowan carrying so many that the branches are bending under the weight.
Not so much the ornamental cherries, they are just floating among the leaves. I have started with the green of early October and finish with the colour of autumn as the month advanced and the days shortened.

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at T here


carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful tree photography for T ~ thanks,

Happy Thanksgiving to you ~ ^_^

Leslie: said...

Love your shots! We have those monkey trees here, too. And similar time frame for autumn. Most of our trees are bare now as winter starts to set in. We get rain mostly but sometimes snow that turns to slush very quickly.

abcw team

Amit Agarwal said...

Trees! The sagacious saviours..I feel sad the way they are being felled in this part of the earth:(
Lovely pics, Joy:)

Melody Steenkamp said...

Wonderful trees and very important to for a healthier environment

Have a nice ABC-day / - Week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-team)

Roger Owen Green said...

that's one TALL tree!


Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

area of South Lakeland we have a place here in New Zealand that looks like this.