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25 thoughts on “Casualty”
That’s a great shame, Mike. Doesn’t seem right to ‘like’ this post! Trying to work out what it is – beech perhaps?
Yes big old beech tree Jo, it’s a shame, always makes me stop and look and wonder 🙂
Hi Mike, I just wanted to say sorry because I think I have just deleted one of your comments on my latest post by mistake! I just clicked on ‘Empty Spam’ and then saw your comment before it was gone forever! 😦 Goodness knows why it was there in the first place! But anyway, thank you! 🙂
Yikes! Never mind Jo, it probably wasn’t a very interesting comment 🙂 Not sure why it went to spam though, hopefully not a return of the gremlins we had last year 😦 I think I was just thanking you for that wonderful tour you gave us with the photos in the Highlands, or it might have been another one, they’re all so good 🙂
Haha, well thank you, Mike – I’m very glad you liked them. But I’m afraid the gremlins have made a return, and there’s another forum about it on WordPress as we speak! I have had problems all day with accessing my blogs. I hope they fix it soon.
I am seeing many felled trees during our travels on the east coast. Given their weather of late I shouldn’t be surprised.
Yes I hear they have had it rough too. It’s always sad to see an old giant come down. Hope you’re travels are happy LuAnn 🙂
Did this one “move on” with the storm?
This one moved on with a previous storm a few weeks back, along with many others. Hope it’s not a sign of things to come….
Hmm… if so, it might be a sign of transformation – and that can be a good thing, too.
(Or did you refer to some well known Welsh saying that I am not aware of?)
No I suppose I’m just worried that if we’re in for ever more ferocious storms as a result of climate change, then more of these ancient trees are going to come down – we shall see 🙂
I hear you and don’t deny that the times seem pretty chaotic. My hope is that those are the symptoms of the world cleaning herself up.
When I do a big spring cleaning at home and clear out all the shelves to re-order them, it looks chaotic at first too. Yet, in effect it brings more clarity.
Why should it look differently when it happens on a bigger scale? 😉
It’s sad, though, to see some of our ancient friends like this.
I can see the inspiration there for a dark piece of music.
Haha yes there is certainly inspiration there 🙂
I have some land, and an old stream, now dry, runs through it. Many years ago, who knows when, an old alligator juniper on the bank of that stream toppled over – but not completely. Some of her roots stayed in the ground, and of those wrenched free, some lay on the ground and went back in. She is my favorite tree and I visit with her often.
Sounds lovely Emilie, I’m glad that she is still there for you whenever you need her 🙂
It’s sad to see a big old tree down!
It is Terry, I always pause for thought when the big ones fall 🙂
Ah, but from such a death comes much new life.
Quite right, life goes on, but it’s always a little sad when the bigguns fall 🙂
It is hard to see the great ones come down. I’ve heard that the giant sequoia and other redwoods are still abundant because when the lumberjacks cut them down they shattered. Smart trees!
Yes a little sad when the big old trees come down Anneli 🙂