Tuesday, 17 November 2015

I'm Following a Tree | November 2015

With my 'better late than never' hat on, here's my tree following post which is over a week late and I've missed the link up! 
 

As you can see, it has dropped most of its leaves.  A few are still clinging on for dear life ...
 
but the majority of them form a blanket on the ground around the base of the tree.

Most of the seeds have been dispersed but there are plenty of the male catkins still holding their seeds.  I don't know if this means that they've missed their chance for this year or whether they will continue to release their seeds through the rest of autumn.
 
I don't know if the tree is confused by the mild weather but there are also fully formed female catkins ...
 
... and lots of buds. Maybe this is normal, but I hope the colder winter weather to come doesn't kill them all off.

 A photo of the bark - my favourite part of the tree.

  And the view up through the canopy, now devoid of its leaves.

Thanks to Lucy @ Loose and Leafy for creating this meme and to Pat @ The Squirrelbasket for taking it on while Lucy sorts out her computer problems.

5 comments:

  1. That is interesting about the buds; I too hope they don't freeze. Tree looks so much more barren than months before.

    betty

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  2. Good morning Eileen, Excellent follow the tree and then see it with new shoots, leaves and flowers. A very interesting entertainment! Now, autumn, also has its beauty and I loved your photos! Splendid! Hugs.

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  3. Don't worry about the buds, trees are very resilient things and this is totally normal! The bark really is beautiful on your tree isn't it! xx

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  4. No problem! I will add a link for you into the November post.
    It's still a super tree!
    All the best in your retirement :)

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  5. Silver birches are one of my favourite trees. The bark is so beautiful, and your tree is still interesting this time of year with buds and catkins.

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