Monday 9 November 2020

Tree Following Update

The tree I'm following for this year's Tree Following challenge is a horse chestnut in one of the local graveyards which we have walked through almost every day since lockdown began and since it was relaxed (and now has been tightened again). A lovely tree to study and here's the latest: 

The tree looked particularly fine in it's autumnal colours in October sunshine 

and here is a photo of the tree from the roadside! It seems impossible to get a photo that does justice to both the tree and the church so I concentrated on the tree!

Next year's buds are already showing on the tree, the potential for new growth is always there.!

By 30 October, the tree had lost a lot of leaves but still looked magnificent with the sun shining through it

and by 5 November, almost all the leaves have fallen

though those that remain are beautiful

and today the tree is almost bare

For Tree Following and Nature Notes.


RG said...

Our leaves are almost gone too, and a good blow coming in the next few days will finish the job! I plant some garlic on Nov 15 and so the fallen leaves will make a good mulch cover for the winter.

Jenn Jilks said...

I have a horse chestnut out my front door! I love them!

NatureFootstep said...

it is a beautiful tree you are following. We have some too and they are huge so I see why you have a problem catching both the tree and its surrounding :)

Erika said...

It seems to have had all the autumn colours in the same tree. Lovely.

Hollis said...

There are advantages to fewer leaves—one can see individual leaflets making nice patterns against the sky (esp. Oct 30) :)