Friday, 1 October 2010

Favourite things Friday

Todays post is about trees.

Yes, I have favourite trees.

I like weeping willows as they are places to go and hide in. I went to the Redwood forest near San Franciso and the smell was amazing.

There is an oak tree that I keep forgetting to take a picture of in Greenwich Park that reminds me of the party tree in the Lord of the Rings. I've seen whole families set up picnics under it summer with birthday banners and everything.

Most of all, I like really old knarly trees like this one in Audley End in Essex.

Out near the Cotswolds, there is a place called Batsford Arboretum with some really pretty trees including Redwoods.

At Leonardslee Gardens this one framed the gate perfectly.

And in Greenwich Park there are some really really knarly specimens!


Marg said...

Some beautiful old trees there, I especially like the photo of the one with the gate.

Shay said...

I'm a tree fan here too and especially unusual looking ones. I'm with Marg-love how that tree frames the gate.

I have two massive trees in my backyard that I can see quite easily from a plane when we fly over our house.

Loved your tree pictures Shevvy.Thanks for showing them off.

Unknown said...

I too love trees...wish I'd thought of it...we have two large hemlocks that give us shade in the summer at the cottage. If there is a light drizzle, we can sit under the branches and not get wet....wonderful photos for FFF.

XUE said...

I dream often of a tree-house & now, I dream of a tree-house-studio ever since I saw one in a magazine! These trees here are saying "Climb me! Climb me!".

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Oh, I know this sounds nuts but old trees are like "old souls" to me and I love them all. Your pictures are beautiful.

Larri said...

Gorgeous favorites! When Son#1 was a toddler, we used to lay beneath the trees for hours. When I asked him why he liked it, he said, "Cause when the wind blows, I can hear the leaves kissing!" :o) Visiting from FTF. Thanks for sharing. :o) Larri at Seams Inspired

Paulette said...

You've got some fine photo specimens of great trees! I'm a tree lover too, even though we had to cut one down yesterday. It had lived a good life and will be missed. I love the gnarly old ones too!

AnnieO said...

I love trees too! My favorite is gingko, one of the oldest tree species in the world and a symbol of longevity. Thanks for sharing your favorites.