So what can you expect from The Daily Yaffle? Well it probably won’t be daily and it may not contain a yaffle. The “The” is pretty much guaranteed.

I am bringing my notes up to date and I am now only about 4 days behind. I have 3 pages of A4 so far. A lot of the writing is about trees. The Yaffle is a woodpecker and woodpeckers peck wood. Trees are made of wood therefore………. she’s a witch! Burn her!!!

Sorry. I digressed into MPATHG mode there. But yes you should expect trees and here to kick us off are three tree images. The first 2 are from our garden, the third taken 10 minutes away on foot.Monotree1

monotree2This colour image reminded me of a ‘guard of honour’, leaning across the pilgrims treading the woodland path.Shawford Down woodland pathAnd because it is high time we had some wildlife, a “Here today, gone tomorrow” ephemeroptera sp. A Mayfly no less. In April – it visited my moth trap, which was next to the garden pond. I don’t have a macro lens at present to I put an extension tube on my 56mm lens.Ephemeroptera spI don’t know what species it is and if anybody can tell me I shall be grateful.;

10 thoughts on “Trees

  1. I could not resist including this poem by American poet Joyce Kilmer. He was often criticized for being too simplistic. None the less, I have always enjoyed poetry that makes sense, flows well and, has nice rhyming.

    Trees” (1913) By Joyce Kilmer

    I think that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree.

    A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
    Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

    A tree that looks at God all day,
    And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

    A tree that may in summer wear
    A nest of robins in her hair;

    Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
    Who intimately lives with rain.

    Poems are made by fools like me,
    But only God can make a tree.

    The beginning of your tree collection is lovely. But what are the names of some of the most prominent trees in your photos?

  2. I don’t see the trees as evil, but as magical. Even in black and white with bare, spindly branches, there’s something wonderful and steadfast about trees.

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