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midweekmountain

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Re: Another Tree Photo Thread
« Reply #15 on: 11:19:40, 24/02/17 »
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Another view of 'Robin Hoods Tree' and Crag Lough a magical place

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Re: Another Tree Photo Thread
« Reply #16 on: 13:52:56, 24/02/17 »
A photo of the same tree, looking from south to north is my home screen photo!

My wife has one of her friends daughters (9yrs old) to stay for a couple of hours each Monday afternoon. Two weeks ago I got out a map of the UK, laid it fully open on the floor and then viewed the scene where Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman land on the beach on the south coast. I pointed to the location on the map. The very next scene was on Hadrians Wall near that tree. I pointed to the map again.

The little girl could not grasp the distance gap at all! The film, to her, suggests that the wall is 'just up the road' so she went home very confused.

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Re: Another Tree Photo Thread
« Reply #17 on: 20:36:33, 24/02/17 »
I think its called 'creative licence', supposed to explain why a painter can put something on a canvas, which bears no relation to the object/scene supposedly portrayed.
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Re: Another Tree Photo Thread
« Reply #18 on: 12:46:59, 25/02/17 »



Alder catkins from yesterdays walk. One of the more subtle colours of late winter or early spring. Sometimes when the light is right they can turn a whole river bank purple.
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Re: Another Tree Photo Thread
« Reply #19 on: 13:04:42, 25/02/17 »



Fresh shoots on an old Elder tree. Early attempts to make cigarettes out of Elderberry pith and smoke them put me off smoking for life, perhaps I owe this humble tree a special vote of thanks, also for the Elderflower Champagne (whoops sparkling wine) and Elderberry wine it has provided.
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Re: Another Tree Photo Thread
« Reply #20 on: 19:13:02, 25/02/17 »
BWW-Great alternative tree shots.

In the depths of my memory I seem to remember a story that country folk would never burn Elder on the fire cos it was cursed.

Have you ever heard this?

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Re: Another Tree Photo Thread
« Reply #21 on: 19:14:02, 25/02/17 »
GWM

A photo of the same tree, looking from south to north is my home screen photo!

That is the classic shot.......

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Re: Another Tree Photo Thread
« Reply #22 on: 19:16:40, 25/02/17 »
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Espaliered fruit tree. Barrington Court, Somerset.
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Re: Another Tree Photo Thread
« Reply #23 on: 20:23:20, 25/02/17 »
Not sure if I've posted these before.  Linley Beeches in Shropshire is a beautiful spot, planted - so the story goes - to commemorate a victory in the Napoleonic Wars; or by prisoners of war from the Napoleonic Wars; or by a Robert More in the 1720s.  Whatever the truth, they're wonderful, if showing their age a little.


P1060501 by Nick Lee, on Flickr
P1060499 by Nick Lee, on Flickr
P1060497 by Nick Lee, on Flickr
P1060502 by Nick Lee, on Flickr



And from a distance:


P1060488 by Nick Lee, on Flickr
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barewirewalker

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Re: Another Tree Photo Thread
« Reply #24 on: 21:10:37, 25/02/17 »
Ah, I remember WW posted that he had a particular photographic interest in trees.


Curious you post the Linley Beeches on the same day I posted about Walcot Hall elsewhere here;
http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=33797.msg491668#msg491668
Perhaps the same gang of french PoWs worked on the Linley Avenue and dug the lake no one than privileged visitors view at Walcot. Sir Jasper More was one of those hereditary landowners, who broke the mould, as a long serving MP for Ludlow he was one of the rare members of the landed aristocracy, who could also claim membership of the human race. He attended every meeting of the Shropshire NFU Executive as a parliamentary observer and was there in the 1960's when I proposed a motion that the NFU, CLA, Min of Ag and user groups form a joint discussion group on the footpath network with the fundamental understanding that not single yard of way be lost. Ironically then the CLA accepted the idea it was the Ramblers who turned it down. 


I was living within a few miles of Linley Hall, when he died. the estate past on to an indirect relative I think. Certain 'de facto' bits of access started to disappear, I think this was felt by the organisers of the 24 hr race over the Stiperstones and Longmynd. That was a direct response to the Sarah Slade gospel of access as adopted by the CLA about ten years ago.


Trees can tell a story, perhaps in their ring their are memories and lessons to be learnt.

MWM I cannot recall any memory of a curse on Elder, as the branches can mostly be hollow its value as a firewood must be limited. Most of the folklore I learnt was so long ago I cannot be sure.
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Re: Another Tree Photo Thread
« Reply #25 on: 09:48:25, 26/02/17 »
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Espaliered fruit tree. Barrington Court, Somerset.


I like it.......

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Re: Another Tree Photo Thread
« Reply #26 on: 09:52:21, 26/02/17 »




Linley Beeches in Shropshire is a beautiful spot

Never come across these before will have to explore next time I'm in thearea.

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Re: Another Tree Photo Thread
« Reply #27 on: 10:41:59, 26/02/17 »
Apologies something weird is afoot with my internet connection. :tickedoff: :tickedoff:
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Re: Another Tree Photo Thread
« Reply #28 on: 14:17:23, 26/02/17 »
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Another much photographed tree.....

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Re: Another Tree Photo Thread
« Reply #29 on: 13:12:19, 02/03/17 »
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Another stripey line tree shot as requested