Do you ever think about trees? Trees are all shapes and sizes and color and if they could talk I believe they would tell us a lot as so much life happens around them. When I was in England, I was drawn to the trees there. In Cambridge, there is a place called Christ’s Pieces where the walkways are lined with trees on both sides. People walk through there and I imagine they have for many years so those trees have seen a lot of people.
I went to Cambridge University Botanic Garden and the trees there were so interesting and different. http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/Botanic/Home.aspx
These trees have so much character in my opinion. You can almost see faces in the tree trunks.
Check out the bricks inside this tree! This tree, also in Cambridge University Botanic Garden, certainly has seen life happen around it as it grew around a section of a brick wall.
Think of the history trees have seen and actually been a part of. Who built the brick wall, when was it built, what was it for, and why did the tree grow around it?
This tree I believe is a Giant Redwood and I think there were two of them there. I thought it was interesting how the branches tended to stretch downward toward the ground.
I went on a guided riverboat ride on the Great Ouse River in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire. Along the way on the riverbanks I saw several other different kinds of trees. One of them was a London Plane tree. I have never seen a tree like this before. St. Ives, also known as The Old Riverport, is a village full of history. http://www.theoldriverportstives.co.uk/st-ives-riverport-cambridge/introduction-and-a-brief-history-of-st-ives
One point of local trivia that the riverboat guide mentioned is that two seals that make their home in this river. They didn’t make an appearance that day though.
This willow tree, one among many along the banks of this river, was beautiful set against the blue sky.
I went to a little village called Fen Ditton where I found a little graveyard. It was very peaceful. I love the ivy covering the trees and the bench makes the scene just perfect.
I think if trees could talk, what a fountain of knowledge they would be.