|February 24th 2013|
On March 14th 2010 I published a post called 'Take One Tree'. It it's a sycamore and I've been following its progress ever since - though 'progress' probably isn't the right word because it never seems to do anything. Even the ivy which was cut away last year is re-growing this. There's a Hart's Tongue Fern that never moves. There's an Arum maculatum that dies down and come back. There are celandines which used to flower with exuberance but have become a bit tatty and drab over the last few years. The ditch at the foot of the bank is a bit more silted than it was. And that's about it! It's not a very leafy tree and the leaves it does produce are very high up. But, still, I follow!
Then there's the clump of elderberry trees.
|March 14th 2013|
At first, I thought it had gone completely but 'our' shoots are still there, simply a little higher because, with less weight on it, the branch has sprung higher.
|March 14th 2013|
And now that it's March, our eyes begin to turn towards the hawthorn and blackthorn trees. Of the blackthorns, I've been specially noticing some young trees. On this one, you can still see the shriveled remains of last year's sloes.
And all the time there's gorse.
Soft green buds.
The years go round. They stay the same. They flake away. Things live. Things die. And live again.
Click HERE for previous Sycamore Tree Following posts.
I'm Following a Tree
A Growing List!
Some people follow a tree for a year, some for longer.
There's a list of tree-following bloggers under a tab below the picture at the top of the page.
Over the next little bit, I'll be revising it and visiting tree-following bloggers to find out if they are still following their tree . . . or have stopped . . . or have moved on to a new one.
Meanwhile . . .
Joy at The Little House in the No-so-big Woods is setting off this year with a cedar elm. Her first post is Be careful, tree: there's someone following you!
(How's that for a title!)
Laura (who used to blog at Patio Patch) is following a London Laburnum on her new blog, Tell Tale Therapy.
Do you have a tree following post? If so, let me know, and, despite my profound inefficiency and erratic blogging technique - I'll endeavor to remember to put a link here!