Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 5th October, 2017)
Great tree, it puts me in mind of an Ent from Lord of the Rings!
Is that a wild dog I can see .
OMG, for a split second I thought I was looking into a mirror !
A well chosen shot, Mick !
Good photo Mick, an interesting tree, you might think this was exotic, but it is in Wigan and District. So what does that say ...expect anything in our woods.
A creature from outer space.
Ancient trees are fascinating, we have one in woods near us. Its an oak said to have been around at the time of the Black Death...1300s ?
People would think we were mad because we always say hello to it as we walk by
Looks a bit 'Tim Burton-ish'!
What a gnarled old tree growing out of control. It looks really diseased.
It seems to embody Autumn and Hallowe'en, and it reminds me of the illustrations in those big fairy-tale books that those of us of a certain age used to get in our Christmas stockings, containing stories like "The Tinder Box", "Rapunzel" and "The Little Match-Girl".
Think you've had too many welding flashes to see that Alan Lad !!!
Irene you are right - a picture came into my mind before I wrote my comment - I had forgotten "The Tinder Box" story! We were happy to receive books at Christmas and small presents! Not like now.
Looks like the sort of thing that Arthur Rackham would have drawn.
I dont know how this old tree keeps standing because there not much of the roots underground.
THE FARAWAY TREE Trilogy. One of the best books I read when I was young, I was enthralled by it. Read it to my grandson a couple of times too. In fact I read it again a couple of years ago.
Would that be akin to 'The singing ringing tree'. A children's fairy story, a bit scary too.
It's a grand old tree,but doesn't look very well,the roots are a lot tougher than branches though,and there are lots of them.
Its a nice photo