Documenting the seasons of coastal Dorset. I'm a complete amateur so don't trust I'm always right. If ever you see I'm wrong - whether with identifications or in anything else - do say!

Friday, 6 June 2014

OF RESIN AND CONES

I've been waiting for a pine cone to fall from the tree I'm following and at last one has. The first, no doubt, of many. Compared with others I've seen in previous years, it's not large. How large? I don't know. I didn't have a ruler - oh . . . except I had my foot.

Here you see them; fallen cone, fallen needles and a foot to measure them by. (I always knew my foot would come in handy one day!)




There are many yet to fall. If my blog goes dead. If suddenly there are posts no more - it's probably because I've been struck on the head by a cone. Be warned!






Meanwhile, the trunk still captivates me; the trunk, its bark and its oozings.

Here comes a drip.




Some drips form planes.




Some . . . I don't know how to describe this shape.




Some grow . . . toadstools?

I'm still not clear whether this is a real fungus or a resin shape. I'll keep looking.


At the foot of the tree - a bramble has sprung up. It won't last here long. The grass is often mown.

And thinking of mown . . . the wind was roaring away up there in its high branches. (They are all high!) I recorded the sound - and discovered something . . . 

For a while, the wind waved the branches and the noise was pleasant and loud but at ground level all was still. Then the noise from the branches died away and the camera picked up on the breeze which had sprung up at head level. Two winds. Hadn't expected that.


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10 comments:

Sara said...

Feet do come in handy for measurements and comparisons sometimes! I've done that more than once.

I was looking forward to seeing and hearing your little video but it tells me it is private. So I will use my imagination.

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

Thanks for pointing that out, Sara. I've changed the settings and hope you will now be able to hear the wind!

Sara said...

Yes, thank you!

Caroline Gill said...

How lovely to see and hear your tree, Lucy! The photo of the resin drip is a beautiful 'capture' (I can almost smell the beautiful scent). I can't believe this is June already ... scary!

Hollis said...

Feet are very handy (feet-y?) for scale, I agree. I've used my own this way often.

Anna said...

Ah Lucy you don't say what size your feet are :) The ooze drips are most intriguing. I wonder why they turn that particular colour.

myaberdeengarden said...

You are so right about us not noticing trees in summer - this is the first time I have noticed the beech nuts developing! Your trunk is fascinating - mine doesn't seem to do anything much, but maybe I am not looking closely enough?

Crafty Green Poet said...

very interesting to look so closely at the resin.

Thanks for the timelapse video you left a link to in my comments

Crafty Green Poet said...

very interesting to look so closely at the resin.

Thanks for the timelapse video you left a link to in my comments

sharon said...

interesting