Posts tagged ‘Trees’
The Nut Cluster
Nice to have your nuts in a cluster don’t you think?
The Bud (coming at you!)
The Broken Tree
We lost quite a few trees in the storm here in Aberdeenshire the other night…
The Second Daily Chicken
Another one of those chickens hopping about the woods this morning…
The Tree on Death Row!
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.
The Daily Chicken (chicken on a stick)
Couldn’t eat a whole one!
The Daily Chicken
The BIG CHICKEN Slideshow…
The last autumn leaf…
More Photoshop Neural Filter tomfoolery (probably a bit over the top).
The final mushrooms of today
The Twin Mushrooms
The Tree Mushrooms
The Chicken (another one!)
These chickens just get everywhere!
The Mushrooms (more of the little blighters!)
The Copper Coloured Leaves
The Mushrooms at 57,39.9818 North 2,32.2851 West
GPS on the camera. Whatever next? Google Maps not so happy with the Lat and Long numbers however.
The Spotty Leaf
The Shrivelled Leaf
I will resist making any kind of comparison with the British Conservative Party
The Mushy Mushrooms
Somebody nibbled my leaf!
The Woods Woman
The Rainy Day Leaves
The Copper Leaves
The Funny Fungi
Yucky stuff stuck to a tree in the woods…
The Dead Leaf
Its funny how bits shrivel up and drop off in later life!!
The End of the Tree…
The New Leaf
Always good to turn one of these over…
The Dried Dead Leaves
It was the colour that caught my eye..
The Toilet Seat Growth (today’s question)
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?
The Old and Twisted Tree
Old, bent and twisted – a bit like the photographer who took this photograph!
The Andy Capp’s Hat Fungi
For those people who remember Andy Capp and his creator Reg Smythe. The fungus is the right shape for Andy’s cap!
The Ski Jumper
The Woman And Her Dog
The Forest Fungi
The Hole Series (4) – the ruptured hole…
The Hole Series (3): the hmmmm hole…
The Hole Series (2): the hairy hole…
The Hole Series (1): the puckered hole…
The Bat Hotel
Where else would bats hang out?
The Dying Trees
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…
The Strange Dead Old Tree Picture
….it just turned out the way it did…
Image inspired by John in Nevada who does interesting things with his images.
The Dog Walker
The Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam
Please click HERE to visit my Adobe Spark page for the Hortus Botanicus (botanical gardens in Amsterdam). When you get to the page, please just keep scrolling down…
The Hortus Botanicus is one of the most peaceful places in the bustling and vibrant city of Amsterdam.
The Soundscape Library (Soundscape 9) – Hemmeland Woods + Dog!
Moral: never take a dog with you when you are recording soundscapes!
Please click on the Soundcloud link below, close your eyes and join me for a walk in the woods at Hemmeland – a wooded area close to Monnickendam, Noord Holland, Netherlands.
Hemmeland is a great place to see nature, picnics, sunbathing and for dog walks. At Hemmeland you’ll find a mixture of wildlife, flowers, plants, trees, beaches and much more. There was a northeasterly wind today blowing at between 10-15 Knots. You’ll hear quite a lot of noise generated as the wind blew through the treetops. You’ll also hear the dog sniffing around.
There’s not too much about Hemmeland on the Internet but you can look at my photographs of Hemmeland by clicking on this link to visit my Adobe Spark Hemmeland page (scroll down when you get there)
See all other soundscapes here.
The Night Walk
A walk towards the darkness…..
The Night Walk
The Devil’s Toes
The Prickly Balls
We hardly ever notice leaves but they are wonderfully engineered structures.
Whilst taking the dog for a walk this morning I took a photograph of some tree bark. Great for backgrounds and overlays (see next post). And then I started to wonder. Why is bark so wrinkly?
The Spring Explosion
Just back from a dog walk with the camera. Spring exploding in all directions out there in the woods…
The ‘Root” more travelled…
I’m trying to work out why this tree root took off on its own journey…..
The Moody Sky
The Woods (again)
The Frosty Dog Walk
The Free Fungi
The Democracy Tree
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.
The High-Rise Fungi
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.
The Green Trees
The Red Leaves
The Trees Above Us
The Leaves (2)
Autumn is just around the corner….