One for my Street Art series as well.
If you grew up in England when I did, a very long time ago, there’s a good chance that you had nature study classes. If you lived in a town, perhaps that meant a crocodile walk to the nearest park. Mine was, and even though I moved away I live close to that same park now. I loved the huge trees then and I was heartbroken when many of the ancient beings were lost in the 1987 hurricane.
I think the main reason for those classes was some respite for teachers while little horrors like me got to let off some steam. I knew the names of all the trees back then, but somewhere at the end of childhood I forgot most of them.
Luckily there’s a green at the bottom of my road. I once counted more than twenty varieties of trees there but only know what half of them are. Today I stopped in my tracks when I saw these unfolding leaf buds. It most likely is a native tree, but the complementary colours opposite on the colour wheel and their striking form made them something different to me.
Tina set the Lens Artist challenge theme this week, with ‘Something different‘. Her cactus photos are amazing but I love the pink flowers.
March 31st, where did the month go? Becky’s been hosting her March Square challenge and most of my squares have been pointy, rather than jagged, spiny, prickly or bristled. As I’ve missed lots of days I thought I’d post 6 squares today, all of them taken in my beloved Devon and Dorset.
All my entries are pointy, let me know if they’re not obvious.
With many thanks to Becky for a great challenge, there’s been so many fabulous photos.
Lovely morning meander past the mill.
Just three days left for Becky’s Square March and I haven’t made it many times at all. I have another image from Barcelona today, it’s both pointed and jagged.
A view of the roof at Sagrada Familia. Join Becky here, she’s sky watching!
How long does it take for an apple tree to reach maturity? I hope that in a few years I can try the fruit of every one of the young trees that have been planted in the valley park. Yes, an orchard’s worth of trees, I counted 22, each different varieties. They are all old English varieties, most local to the south west and some from just a few miles away.
There’s Farmer’s Glory, a Devon eating or cooking apple, that stores for three months. Exeter Cross, a mix of Worcester Pearmain and Beauty of Bath, an early fruit. Star of Devon comes from Broadclyst, just around four miles from the valley and the fruit lasts until March.
I’ll be watching these young trees grow, isn’t it wonderful that orchards are being created again?
He’s surrounded by spiky branches and even his feathers have a stylish pointy pattern.
Day 21 of Becky’s March square challenge and she has ripped jeans!
Pointing in all directions, some towards Becky.
This very beautiful orchid is fragrant and came originally from a friend’s South African friend. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like this now and those dainty little fingers may not point this year.