I have just returned from my job as a invigilator, where I am supposed to prevent cheating, and reflected that I have virtually cheated on the Two Things by rehashing some old file photos which I have already used on this blog with similar wording, so I have done another one, taking some pics on my bike ride home!
First pic is the entry a 'Silver Birch'. I remember reading somewhere that they call these trees 'Nature's Lady' because of their delicate trucks and their fine leaves. When you look through the leaves on our tree in the summer the delicacy and intricacy of the leaves, interlaced in a complex pattern, gives them a lace effect, perhaps also hence the name. This one today looks a bit windswept, perhaps like a bride entering a church with her veil blown about on a windy day.
This got me thinking on my ride home that perhaps other trees have an essential character and I took a few more pics to have a bit of fun with this.
Second pic, a young thrusting yuppie executive of a tree, outreaching his peers, ( see the sleek lines) with the sky as the limit.
Third pic, a bohemian tree, obviously seen a lot and lived a bit and an interesting shape.
Fourth pic, some sort of solid wise old tree who has also seen it all and can carry the weight of the smaller younger plants in its branches.
Leylandii, big ugly strong trees, bald and round, that are bought by people to protect their property. A bit anti-social. Nature's bouncers.