Funny how an idea can spark from an innocent remark. ‘Have you done a walk featuring the personalities of trees?’ asked Frank, on my last walk. ‘Well, no-o…but?’ Frank likes walking on beaches, but his interests range far and wide. I like walking on beaches too, but they’re denied to me at present. So the idea of taking a twirl with a tree or two was born.
I talk to the trees, but they don’t listen to me
I talk to the stars, but they never hear me…
They surround me. Olive trees, ancient and new. Oranges and lemons, side by side, their fruit a dangling temptation. Figs and pomegranates are bare branches now, but their turn will come. This is the time of the almonds, bitter with dark pink blossoms, sweet, much paler. Both delicate.
I choose a path between fields lush with Bermuda buttercups. Over a stone wall, a new plantation of water-guzzling avocados. A flitter and a fluttering as a lime and lemon butterfly dances past, alighting for a few precious moments. I hope for the wings to still to display their full beauty. Bubbles of vibrant mimosa echo the lemon.
And then, the definitive old gnarled tree trunk. A home for bugs, birds and even small rodents. The perfect hiding place for acorns. With a peephole or two for that watchful eye. So full of character!
So many forms, and all part of my world right now. The boundaries are meaningless to you, but a beautiful straitjacket for me. I hope you enjoyed A glimpse of my world as it is at the moment. Thanks to Sheetal. A myriad of sights to gladden the heart.
As does sharing your walks. Find time for a browse?
Margaret did make me smile with this! You see, anyone can go for a walk… anywhere!
Virtual dog goes on a virtual walk
When it comes to smoke and mirrors, Drake has it all beautifully covered :
So nice to have a bit of poetry to accompany a walk. Thanks, Mari!
Cadyluck has a very sad story to relate, but it makes a fascinating walk :
Jo’s Monday walk : Southampton, UK
Feel the heat, Down Under with Carol! Anyone for a paddle? Don’t miss the dragonflies and butterflies in the second post!
Going back to virtual walks, I can’t think of anyone I’d rather walk with. Margaret, come and join Annika? You’ll love the location.
Some time this year we’ll be free to walk where we choose, I hope. Lucy has some great suggestions :
Five fantastic walking holidays in the UK
And Marie shares some wild Irish beauty :
Out and about in Ireland’s Heartland- Cavan Burren Park
Tying in nicely with my walk this week… a peaceful interlude with Lynn :
Local Walks: A Lake and a Forest in the uiet season
Nudging forward into 2021. One step at a time. Take care of yourselves, and join me next time on Jo’s Monday walk!
I noticed a long time ago that trees in the forest have a totally different aura that those that grow from a clearing on a bitumen paved land in the city, rising through a crack in the wall
Thank you for sharing pictures of such simple beauty
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I’m glad you enjoyed them and thank you for your company 🙂 🙂
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Such a creative post–if trees could talk!
They’d tell us a few home truths we might not want to hear, Julie 🤔💕