|I'm Following a Tree|
My chosen tree is the small silver birch growing just around the corner from my house. Here it is, looking much the same as last month - no real changes to report again this month.
This photo is taken from the same spot but using a wider angle so that it shows a bit more of the surrounding area. It's growing on one of the green areas that run through the estate. The ditch to the right of it is a reed bed.
This photo is taken from an upstairs window at the back of my house. The fence in the bottom left hand corner shows the boundary of my garden and then we're looking over my neighbour's garden which has the brick wall. What you can't see is the grass border and the path which are just beyond the brick wall. My tree is the smaller, whiter tree just beyond the one covered in yellow lichen. You can see the reed bed which goes under the road here and continues alongside a similar green area the other side of the road. My first two photos were taken from the pavement just below the blue wheelie bin, where the pavement disappears from the photo!
To finish here are a couple of photos that show the colour on the inside of the peeling bark.
I've been reading up about the Silver Birch tree. Did you know that in the early Celtic mythology it symbolised purification and renewal and was also used as a symbol of love and fertility?
Linking with Lucy at Loose and Leafy.