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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 5th October, 2017)

Old Tree

Old Tree
Elnup Wood.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
Views: 2,884

Comment by: Ellen on 5th October 2017 at 00:26

Great tree, it puts me in mind of an Ent from Lord of the Rings!

Comment by: Alan lad on 5th October 2017 at 03:07

Is that a wild dog I can see .

Comment by: Me (over here) on 5th October 2017 at 03:17

OMG, for a split second I thought I was looking into a mirror !

A well chosen shot, Mick !

Comment by: Ken R on 5th October 2017 at 04:41

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.

Comment by: Inma on 5th October 2017 at 06:37

A creature from outer space.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 5th October 2017 at 07:39

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

Comment by: Sonia on 5th October 2017 at 08:45

Looks a bit 'Tim Burton-ish'!

Comment by: Veronica on 5th October 2017 at 09:25

What a gnarled old tree growing out of control. It looks really diseased.

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th October 2017 at 09:47

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".

Comment by: stan disher on 5th October 2017 at 09:51

Think you've had too many welding flashes to see that Alan Lad !!!

Comment by: Veronica on 5th October 2017 at 11:01

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.

Comment by: A.W. on 5th October 2017 at 11:30

Looks like the sort of thing that Arthur Rackham would have drawn.

Comment by: Mick on 5th October 2017 at 12:18

I dont know how this old tree keeps standing because there not much of the roots underground.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 5th October 2017 at 13:15

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.

Comment by: Anne on 5th October 2017 at 14:28

Would that be akin to 'The singing ringing tree'. A children's fairy story, a bit scary too.

Comment by: Maurice on 5th October 2017 at 16:21

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.

Comment by: Ste Wigan on 5th October 2017 at 22:16

Its a nice photo

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