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Tuesday tree: sycamore, framed

January 21, 2014

On a foggy morning last week, I peered through the fringe of Douglas firs around the castle to see what was visible beyond. The distant trees were swallowed up: only this sycamore stood out, a ghostly presence in the  mist., 21.1.14-1



This tree is a much more substantial presence close up: you might enjoy A solitary sycamore.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Caroline permalink
    January 21, 2014 9:20 pm

    its is lovely to see a tree in its true shape. Often we see trees growing close to other trees and therefore they are competion to find their way to the most light, and so changing their shapes in the process. Lovely photo, thank you

    • January 28, 2014 11:28 pm

      Space is one of the greatest luxuries of living here – for the trees as for us. The parkland around the castle gives each tree room to grow just as it wishes. I always find this particular sycamore especially pleasing.

  2. January 31, 2014 9:52 pm

    Classic parkland planting, DB, and as you say a great luxury. Our forefathers knew what they were about with their landscape gardening.

    • February 1, 2014 12:25 am

      Indeed. We are trying to follow their example as some of the oldest trees die off. To plant a tree is to plant hope, as they say…

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