Before I begin can I just say a big ‘thank you’ for all your kind birthday wishes last week. I will be posting about my birthday treat at the coast a little later.
This year I am joining in with Lucy at Loose and Leafy choosing a tree to follow throughout the year, recording the changes it goes through each season and photographing it, and its surroundings, every month. My chosen tree is a SYCAMORE.
Here it is – isn’t it a beauty. I have photographed this tree many times over the years because it is so prominent and our sheep used to graze the field behind it and raise their lambs there, so I saw it practically every day.
Sycamores are mostly self-seeded – they were introduced in medieval times and are not native so are not inhabited by many insects – there are only fifteen types found on a Sycamore compared to two hundred and eighty four on an Oak.
Ivy grows up and through it and in the summer Wild Hops, at its base it a huge Holly bush.
In the summer the tree drapes itself over the road giving a wonderful tunnel-like view.
This is what it looked like last summer.
The trunk of the tree is very scaly but the limbs are smooth.
I am looking forward to sharing more in-depth posts about my chosen tree. ‘Til next time – why not follow a tree of your own – a perfect way of getting closer to Nature.