Saturday, 19 April 2014

Ivy Shadows


Ivy has a shadowy side, although birds love it as a place to build their nests in spring and to roost in the winter, it can damage trees, though I recently read that the effect isn't as bad as we had been lead to believe in the past. These cherry blossom trees look slightly uncomfortable though.

for Shadow Shot Sunday.

choked by ivy -
the cherry trees
blossom.

for NaPoWriMo.


19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow, that is thick!

Gerald (SK14) said...

I don't think I've ever seen ivy entwined around a cherry tree before.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Such crisp shadows! Thanks for giving me a glimpse of the UK in a unique way!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Wow-I've never seen ivy growing in trees in THAT manner! Usually it is something so big, that the ivy growing on it isn't a big deal.
Nice!

colleen said...

Shadows are like the soul of each living thing that follows it around.

dosankodebbie said...

I know so little about Ivy, and see it around here even less. I'm stimulated by your comments and photos.

Kathe W. said...

actually English Ivy has now been declared an invasive plant in the state of Oregon. It chokes a living tree until it dies. It's best to strip the tree of the ivy if possible...otherwise just cut the ivy away from the bottom of the tree.

Ralph said...

Alas, the ivy does tent to choke many a tree or shrub. Yet, the underside shadows are beautifully defined, a hint of art under a strong sun. What nature has wrought is an almost climbing weed - a pest perhaps, but a beautiful thing too...Happy Easter!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

I have ivy covering one of our olive trees - it really does take over.
Happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn

Gemma Wiseman said...

Lovely sharp ivy shadows. yes. I am wary of ivy twined round trees. Not easy to remove either.

Rajesh said...

Very nice shadow shots.

BLOGitse said...

You have interesting looking trees! :)
Happy Sunday!

BLOGitse

speedyrabbit said...

You don't see ivy that thick very often,Happy Easter

Dartford Warbler said...

I have mixed feelings about ivy. We should have removed some from the house wall this winter, but now it has several nests hidden away inside so that will have to wait.

The Weaver of Grass said...

How interesting Juliet. The shadows take on more importance than the leaves/

eileeninmd said...

Looks like the ivy is taking over! The ivy does have wonderful shadows, great captures! Enjoy your day and Happy Easter!

namaki said...

I love the design of the leaves and their shadows in the first pic ...

robin. said...

the ivy photos look so warm and inviting. nice crisp shadows.

Laura said...

lovely shadows and haiku.