Uphilldowndale

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

Tree Seeks Warm Embrace

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Go on, hug a tree.

hug a tree-1

A tree with a special need of a hug, is the tree known locally as the lightening tree, it has for as long as I can remember been a tree with half a trunk, but it battles on, well at least it did,

the lightning tree-1

  it suffered a set back in the autumn when the guys from the electricity board   lopped off its remaining branches,  I wonder, can it come back from this? (It’s alder, they are made of strong stuff.)

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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.

11 thoughts on “Tree Seeks Warm Embrace

  1. Your top picture looks like it belongs on the cover of a fairy tale.

  2. I think you can categorize that under “ruthless pruning”.

  3. …so this is the same tree in both photos?
    If so, the world has lost a special, impressive and beautiful tree, this lightning tree.
    And your photo is great, depth, light and atmosphere is unique.

  4. Spring will tell. Keep us posted.

  5. That solitary Tree! A living thing produced too slowly ever to decay; of form and aspect too magnificent to be destroyed.

  6. That first image is so lovely words fail me. The second is fierce. I look forward to Developments.

  7. The first photo is stunning. The second makes me want to do as requested — hug the tree.

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