Saturday, 10 January 2009

Winter trees

strange winter trees.....and frosty fungus on fallen trunks.....


We walked through Cammo Country Park yesterday. Underfoot was a strange mix of patches of frost and black ice interspersed with thick mud. The trees were full of birds that despite the bare branches were often difficult to see, but always we could hear the twitterings. At one point I stopped still and twittered back and yes the birds (blue tits in this case) came closer! We saw a lot of robins, or maybe it was one robin following us and got a good view of two treecreepers....



these photos are all by my partner.....

We'll be back in Cammo in February, to see the snowdrops.....

11 comments:

Leatherdykeuk said...

I love the last picture. Stands of trees always call to me.

Dave King said...

Three pictures there to stir the imagination - and the memory.

polona said...

love the photos - espeially the last one.
the park must look great covered in white...

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I love winter trees. Their dark skeletons leaning against a grey winter sky is so beautiful to me.

Tumblewords: said...

Great post! I love the bark and fungus photos and your description of twittering the birds. Fun stuff!

Rabbits' Guy said...

That last one was a dandy!

Michelle said...

Hi Crafty!
It's been a while... I'm not sure why... I have you saved as a favorite, and clicking on it just now I remember why!
I hope you have a wonderful 2009!

George said...

The mushrooms a sign of rot and decay in the soil from the dead tree roots, a healthy echo system. Great pics.

oh said...

this picture of the trees in the distance and the big sky is WONDERFUL! Love how you share your outdoors with us ('specially us office types who also like to go home and curl up on the couch ... and read)!!!

Marina said...

reading your post is like walking with you :-)
nice post and photos :-)

Ron Eklof said...

For the third photo:
TreeHenge
We gather at dusk
To offer up our blessings
Small circle of friends