Old England to adorn,
Greater are none beneath the Sun
Than Oak, and Ash, and Thorn."
(from A Tree Song by Rudyard Kipling: full poem/song at Kipling)
Trees must be a favourite topic for me because this is my second post with the same title (See Thematic Photography). I make no excuse for repeating the picture of a tree that caught my eye on Tresco in the Isles of Scilly. Our children treated my wife and I to a holiday there for our golden wedding anniversary in 2008.
What few trees there are on Tresco tend to be stunted by the wind, but not those in Tresco Abbey Gardens where you can find specimens from all over the world.
|Trees in Tresco Abbey Gardens|
All five of us stayed at the Tresco Island Hotel where I managed to get another shot when trees were not on my mind.
|Block House Point from Old Grimsby|
The next land to the west of the Scillies is North America. That gives me an excuse to finish with a shot of Sam. my daughter's late dog, out in the woods and the snow.
|Sam in the winter woods|
Robert Frost had an approriate name for a for his poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening which ends:
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
Before you sleep take a look at other trees at Sepia Saturday