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.