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A lone tree in winter.

A lone tree that I have known most of my life. It still sits forlornly in my local valley not far from where I was brought up as a boy. I have seen this valley bottom transformed from a wild wilderness, to a mini golf course and then into a lovely natural park-way which is now part of the ‘Oldham Way’ long distance walk (for us anyway :)) enjoyed by many local walkers and dog walkers alike. The tree however is now a shadow of even the one you see here on which birds used to sing. Just a dead stump about half the size of this younger self.

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LotharW said:

Ein trüber Wintertag. Aber schön, Herb!
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Herb Riddle replied to LotharW:

Ja ein trüber Wintertag aber, wie du sagst, noch schön.

Bleibt gesund. Herbert
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Jaap van 't Veen said:

You still have a serious winter Herb.
7 weeks ago

Herb Riddle replied to Jaap van 't Veen:

Sorry Jaap, the true date was lost on the edit -now re-instated here. Our snow has now all gone -like yours I think.

Keep safe. Herb
7 weeks ago

Andy Rodker said:

It's true that one can become quite attached to a particular tree or two. I'm not surprised that this one, even now in its faded glory, draws you like a magnet, Herb! Superb shot!
7 weeks ago

Herb Riddle replied to Andy Rodker:

Thanks Andy, yes you are right about trees. I was even more attached to another hawthorne which had even more character than this, near my childhood home, but alas that has now completely gone. Glad you understand my feelings here and enjoyed this one.

Keep safe. Herb
7 weeks ago

Steve Paxton said:

Love the full effect of the snow on the ground and falling. A part of history..
7 weeks ago

Herb Riddle replied to Steve Paxton:

Hi Steve, yes the snow and lack of shadows here add a real feeling and tell a story. A part of the changing history of this place which in one respect seems quite fast now in my 'golden age'.

Keep safe. Herb
7 weeks ago

gezginruh said:

It looks beautiful and impressive! Beautiful shot Herb!

Best wishes
Füsun
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Herb Riddle replied to gezginruh:

My pleasure to share Füsun. Glad you enjoyed it with me.

Keep safe. Herb
7 weeks ago

Marie-claire Gallet said:

Brrrrrrrrrr !!! but beautiful !!!!!!!!!
7 weeks ago ( translate )

TOZ said:

That is a lone tree Herb it looks a bit sad in the snow away from all it’s mates.
Stay safe TOZ
7 weeks ago

Ulrich John said:

A beautiful composition, Herb !
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

This lone tree is very sculptural Herb. It makes a great picture, especially in the snow!
All the best, Rosa.
7 weeks ago

Daniela Brocca said:

It's a pity that it's now a dead stump.
7 weeks ago