Last week, with the approach of the first Tree Following posts of the new year, I set out in bright winter sunshine to select my new tree. The fact that I am now in danger of missing the window demonstrates the all-enveloping nature of being self employed! I remember, when working very long hours for…
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I’ve been patiently waiting for a day that didn’t feature torrential rain and/or howling gales to take the photos for my November tree following post. Finally! Blue skies, still air, perfect. Rounding the corner to take the first photo, as expected, revealed a leafless hawthorn. The beauty of this time of year is that the…
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I am beginning to feel like the White Rabbit in ‘Alice in Wonderland’, constantly scurrying around muttering “I’m late, I’m late…”. But hey, better late than never?! And I’ve been noticing the berries on the larger, less wind-sculpted hawthorns growing in the more sheltered places on the Island. The red berries shine out as you…
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I’ve been most remiss in my tree following posts, having missed June and July altogether. At this time of year the hawthorn is largely ignored, I walk around the corner of the house and under its branches to reach the compost bins or on the way to the front garden, usually focused on the task…
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