Back in February I searched the net to see what events are going on to celebrate this wonderful tribute to our beloved friends - the trees - and came across a brilliant project: http://thetreeyear.wordpress.com.This year is the International Year of the Forests 2011...
|My first meeting with a naked Silver Birch standing proudly |
in a snowy meadow against a grey winter sky.
|My dog Whisky comes with me on my walks to visit the tree.|
|I wonder what Silver Birch Bark tastes like?|
|The distinctive bark of the Silver Birch.|
|The 2 large branches reaching upwards and smaller branches and twigs |
radiating off them remind me of trees' reputation as the "lungs of the earth".
|A shot of the tree framed by the twiglets of a neighboring birch|
on a slightly warmer winter's day.
|Looking elegant and mysterious under the dark and light of the scottish clouds.|
|There's a perfect branch for sitting on after a long walk. Resting against the trunk, |
you can see the top of Arthur's Seat, a popular destination for Edinburgh's walkers.
|The view down the valley is pretty good too.|
|The silvery bark make birch trees stand out in the winter landscape.|
|Silvery snow white limbs basking in the sun of a cold winter's day.|
|Waving hello to its fellow birch friends a little further up the hill...|