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As the evening sky grew dark

23 Dec

There you go; tree, lights and an illuminated fountain. Who says I don’t do Xmas?

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Tree Doodle

18 Dec

Over in Pearson Park a chestnut tree about to be felled due to being rotten has been transformed into this interesting oddity; a three headed being each head having a crown and an outstretched arm holding an ice-cream. There’s not a lot to say about it really. I like it.
There’s another dead tree close by if anyone fancies having a go.

Sunset silhouette and shadows

27 Nov

Not much to say about these; they are what they are. Margot wants the world to know she took the top picture.

Grey Days Ahead

12 Nov

Melancholy and utopia are heads and tails of the same coin.
Günter Grass
 
The time has come, I think, to withdraw into my shell and let the flood of the world’s insanity pass over me. I may be some time …
 
The weekend in black and whiter is here

A fungal infection

8 Oct

Everything has its ‘day’ these days from poets to smiles and even cats. So it should be no surprise to learn that today is UK Fungus Day when all things mucid and mycological are celebrated. There’s a truly irritating video “celebrating the importance of fungi in every aspect of our lives” here. My knowledge of fungi identification is somewhat limited so the the most I’ll say about the two specimens I’ve posted is that they are both bracket fungi, probably a Ganoderma of some some sort, and they can’t be doing those trees any good at all.

Bespoke fencing

9 Sep

The weekend in black and white is here.

Media morte in vita sumus

11 Jun

This old tree, I think it’s a lime tree, is huge, not tall particularly but wide; some of its branches must be forty or fifty foot long. And by all that is right and proper it should be dead. Quite apart from this massive gash where a branch has fallen off, three quarters of its branches  are clearly dead and bare. The saprophytic fungi have moved in already. And yet … and yet there are still leaves sprouting from  a few branches. Clearly not going to gentle into that goodnight.
The weekend in black and white is here.