Deep in the wood, a tree
It has obviously been, over the years, a popular spot for young couples who were ‘walking out together’ (OK make that many years ago) the trunk is pot marked with carved initials, most of them now too deformed to read, except for
I and S, they made their mark, with the intention it should last, or maybe they just had the sharpest knife?(maybe a butcher or a carpenter by trade?) and I suspect, as I+S’s ‘love heart’ is now situated at nearly 6 feet up the tree trunk, (a bit of a stretch for easy carving) that the sweethearts may now lie under a different inscription, a tombstone in the church yard, 1/2 a mile down the valley.
Would another photo of decomposing wood be taking a ‘cycle of life’ metaphor a bit far? never mind it’s pretty dead wood
But lets not be morbid, the sap is rising and the bluebells are on their way, I love bluebells.