I'm spoilt for choice this week for Carmi's 'Treetops' theme as we are surrounded by trees in the village where I live.
Here are two of my favourites from the small wood down the road which I photographed at regular intervals over a year.
|Silver birch which has 'lost' its top|
while the trees around have retained theirs. That hole is the result of woodpecker activity.
|Spring hawthorns dwarfed by other trees|
Treetops provide good cover for small birds like this.
|A Blue Tit blends in|
And for larger ones as well.
|Wood Pigeon in a Sycamore|
The tree overhangs our garden.
|Ash trees shrouded with Ivy|
I wonder how long it will be before the Ivy wins and they lose their tops like the one on the left. Meanwhile I just have to lean back in my office chair to enjoy their presence.
On my morning walks there is a tree I always check to see whether it's still there - it's dead and keeps losing bits of its top to high winds.
|Dead Ash tree - December 2013|
On the same walk early in the year I can hear noises coming from the top of large Beech trees.
One of my favourites is a tree that overhangs the lane.