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A Tree

A Tree

Even on the worst of days,

with staccato hale

and wild westerly winds

there is generally something worth setting foot on the fells for.

 

 

 

Heavy clouds squeeze deep colour from hills topped by a leaden sky.

Mellbrake

Mellbrake

Remnants of previous wealth litter the hillside.  Iron fences with detail more at home in rural Surrey?

post

A trig  made by squidging stones into plasticine.

Fellbarrow

Plants feast on rotting posts

posttop

Water reveals its strength gouging gullies through the landscape

gully

which defeated mechanisation.

machine

Then there was the tree.

tree

Totally swathed in green.

limbs

Without it’s leaves.

growth

Taken over by a creeping coat

sponge

Moss spread and crept over its limbs

dripping

absorbing water until the sponge could hold no more.

drip

It dripped.

airplant

Air plants wrap round thinner tips,

Greenfoil

green foils of fungi fold on top.

plantcollection

A testament to the clean Lakeland air

I walked over Lowfell and Fellbarrow via Darling Fell, from Loweswater.  The ‘tree’ can be found among rhododendron bushes on Moser Road.

FellMap

The last time I witness anything thing like this was in the Himalayan foothills of Buhtan

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