I just couldn’t ignore this vivid green tree in a gorge here in Crete.
We lost quite a few trees in the storm here in Aberdeenshire the other night…
The orange paint on this tree means that this tree is scheduled for execution. This tree and trees like it are suffering from Dutch Elm Disease and are dying anyway. The good news is that the trees, once executed, are cut up and left on the ground to slowly rot away and, importantly, become home for all sorts of tiny creatures. We’re hoping that more trees will be planted to replaced the now condemned trees.
Don’t you just wish the British Conservative Party would just shrivel up and disintegrate (and NEVER come back!)
People are always grabbing hold of it…
The Wrong End of the Stick – Richard Broom Photography
GPS on the camera. Whatever next? Google Maps not so happy with the Lat and Long numbers however.
I will resist making any kind of comparison with the British Conservative Party
Its funny how bits shrivel up and drop off in later life!!
…or is it a Banksy painting?
We were up in the Scottish hills this morning where a number of trees have been cut down (to allow others more space to grow we think). We noticed this strange wooden-like growth (shaped like a toilet seat) growing around the top of the tree stump. Appropriately brown! We’re not quite sure what causes this growth. It is solid and is not some kind of fungus. We noticed the ‘toilet seat’ on several tree stumps. What are these growths? That question has got us stumped too. Anyone know the answer?
Old, bent and twisted – a bit like the photographer who took this photograph!
The Stump – Richard Broom Photography
Rotten to the core and completely stumped…
We’ve noticed quite a few trees up here in the Cairngorms that appear to be dying. Disease? Polution? We’re not sure but a pity to see trees dying off…
I’m trying to work out why this tree root took off on its own journey…..
After the Brexit vote in my own country, the American elections and the forthcoming elections in Europe, I was searching for an image which best summed up our systems of democracy. Here it is. The Democracy Tree. Well and truly broken.
For some reason this high-rise fungi was growing up the side of just one tree in the entire forest. I took the photograph yesterday, by this morning the fungi had all died back. Strange is the life of fungi.