Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Tree, Deceased


Ha ha, I think I’ve found a tree that’s even harder to identify than yesterdays

Tree RIP

This tree is as  dead as a certain parrot, its not pining, its passed on, (but I don’t think it was ever a pine) it’s bereft of life. The wind and weather have taken their toll, knocked it back to its bare bones, the twigs and smaller branches have become entangled in the remaining limbs to form a Pterodactyl sized nest.

But if tree forensics aren’t your field, you could always just look at the view,

Five fine trees

it was such a beautiful day.



Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

9 thoughts on “Tree, Deceased

  1. Those are beautiful vistas, Mrs. Uhdd. Love that pearly light. Wait, wait – what happened to walks in the woods through leaf mulch? Bluebells coming? Hazel catkins? This looks just like, like . . . winter.

    Here too. At least we’re getting some sunshine, eh? Now if I can only get broadband, I can watch Monty Python.

    Thus endeth my grousing for the day.

  2. What beautiful pictures! But it looks very cold there (it’s cold here, too!)

    I hope you’re enjoying the snow — I love your blog!

  3. I like the view! I love the sun flare and long shadows in that last shot.

  4. Well, if is any help, the first one is not Ok…..:-)

    Lovely piccies. Have you tried using a medium format camera?

  5. Wonderful wintry images! I’m not sure that I’d want to see a Pterodactyl though! xx

  6. Ha Ha that first tree looks weird. Its def seen better days. A bit like my knees.

  7. I love how delicate and lacy trees look without their leafs. Very nice.

  8. Lovely pics.. the pull towards a new camera gets ever stronger…
    however as a country mouse all my life I am not good on identifying trees unless they have leaves…but give me any type of livestock and I’d be much more at home!

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