Saturday Snapshots #124

Winter tree © J Horak-Druiff 2011

Capillary tree – Norfolk, January 2010

I have made no secret of my dislike of the English winter.  But even I cannot deny that there is something utterly impressive about the ancient trees, suddenly shorn of their coat of greenery, standing starkly against the grey sky like upside-down vascular systems.  This one stands in a friend’s garden in Norfolk.

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  1. says

    It’s a beautiful tree. That looks like an eagle up on the top left side…do you have eagles in England?
    Am also not fond of winter but will admit to it’s beauty at times.

  2. says

    Agree that it is absolutely breathtaking in a stark and dramatic way. Bust just imagine how it will look as the new leaves break out…

  3. says

    @Cheryl – thanks! I think it may be a fat wood pigeon in the top left of the tree, rather than an eagle. We have smaller birds of prey like hawks and kites but I’m not sure we have eagles? Ornithologists – help me out here!?
    @Debra – thanks for your kind words (and tweets!)
    @Rosa – thanks :) It is impressive & regal, isn’t it??
    @Nisrine – thank you! It becomes almost a sculptural fgure, rather than a living beingm without leaves, doesn’t it?
    @Helen – that’s my favourite time of year, when the trees are not yet covered in proper big leaves yet, just a light green fuzz. Too gorgeous!