The Tuesday tree: friendly oak by a gate
Tired out. That’s how I feel today. The end of the holidays was extremely busy and extremely short on sleep. Then yesterday evening we delivered our elder son to his boarding school. He was so excited to be back and got a wonderful welcome from his friends, so it was good to be able to leave him looking so happy. But I came home and, in traditional prep-school mum style, burst into floods of tears at the sight of his empty bed at bedtime.
This afternoon, then, I’m sharing with you a calming photo of a friendly old oak. It stands by the gate between the woods and the cow pasture, overlooking a little lochan. With its outstretched limbs and green shade, I always find it a comforting presence. Here is a good spot to stop and reflect, before getting on with the rest of the day.
You might enjoy Morning sun in the beech woods.