Sunday, 15 January 2011

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It was a cold morning but the sun put on a brave face. In fact you often wonder if the sun doesn’t have a sense of humour radiating apparent warmth when everywhere is covered in ice. Or perhaps it’s being smug.

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You see the same tree week after week with no sign of life and you wonder where the life will be coming from in a few months from now.

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You also wonder what is it that makes it alive when it is dead to all intent and purposes. It may be resurrected in spring but so are the dead, so can the tree said to be living?

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Well, dead or alive it’s still an assuring sight in its same position through all seasons and all weather.

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Sunday, 8th January 2012

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On first encountering the tree on a Sunday morning…

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Getting a bit closer…

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Considering the details…

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And taking it all in.

Sunday, 1st January 2012

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It was late in the day and getting dark…

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The branches were dripping…

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It was lighting up time and the park was deserted but I snapped the tree on New Year’s Day. Rest time for trees is a season not a night. It may look dead and so it is for the moment. We celebrate a new year but for the tree it is some months before it revives itself again.

Sunday, 25th December 2011

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Sorry for the delay in publication of the photos. They were all taken weekly on the day of the post title but I have not got to posting them. It is a shame as the thoughts of the tree on the day when the photos are snapped disappear and it becomes just another photo. I wasn’t here to take these and my niece kinly obliged.

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Christmas day it may have been but there seems more than a hint of buds of spring on the way.

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Sunday, 18th December

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What was a haven is now a web, where once there blossomed colour is now tangled fangs.

 

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The sun will always throw its ray and brighten the grey.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

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Darling buds of December?

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Sunday, 4 December 2011

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Barely a leaf left to a seemingly forlorn tree.

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But the colour does not forsake it.

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Sunday, 27th November 2011

A few windy days and almost all the leaves on the tree have disappeared. Don’t ask me where they go to although they are likely to reappear next year.

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Sunday, 20th November 2011

On a crisp, misty morning our tree bedecked in golden tresses and spreading gold dust all around. It may be a late developer, or a late ager in fact, but it’s been well worth the wait seeing it gradually change from green of summer to this bright lustrous gold.

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And here is its neighbour in an almost perfect circular pool of leaves. Or have the leaves been butchered off and there stands the tree in a pool of blood?

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But it’s our little nipper I can’t get enough of.

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Clarity in the mist

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Sunday, 13th November 2011

Thanks to my daughter and niece for taking the photographs while I was away.

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The leaves in profile. Better than any I’ve taken.

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