Carmi’s photographic theme this week is ‘rough’; his photo introducing the topic is a piece of wood with a large knot in it.
This reminded me that four years ago I set out to trace the origin of a small wood near the village where I live in the
. I visited the wood at fortnightly intervals through most of the year taking photos that interested me and which show what was happening as the year progressed.(See: http://bobscotney.blogspot.com/2010/11/to-woods.html ) UK
The village in the background is located in
North Yorkshire. Most days of the week I walk along the road on the left by the small wood which I christened ‘Boot Wood’ because of its shape.
In March I discovered this log lying on the ground:
As you can see from its condition and its end it could only be of use for firewood although rabbits were using it as a hiding place:
It was several months before I photographed it again and in the meantime I had been distracted by something you would not want to meet in close-up on a dark night.
Despite its fearsome appearance it was soft and velvety to touch – not rough at all.
|Jew's Ear Fungus on an Elderberry Bush|
By July the log had begun to fall apart something or someone one had given it a rough time.
In November its usefulness to the rabbits had gone; it was beginning to rot and now it was the ants' and insects' turn to put it to use.
|Christmas present for ants and insects|
I have other pictures from the wood which fit the ‘rough’ theme but I’ll save them for another time.
Meanwhile check out some more rough spots at: Carmi's thematic photographic 151