Avoiding the puddles

By mrswoolybill
For much of last year, the walk 'to the tree and back' was our regular daily exercise. It marks the highest point on the lane that runs above our house it's a real slog to get there, then a comfortable coast downhill to get home.
And now we are back to the same thing...
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Northumberland Tree Black and white Landscape and travel Coronavirus diary

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Chrism8 16 1.0k 32 England
20 Jan 2021 7:40AM
Well shot, like it loads Smile

ZenTony Plus
7 17 6 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2021 7:46AM
I love that Moira, Both the road and tree leading you in the same direction.
leo_nid 5 12
20 Jan 2021 7:59AM
paraphrasing Heraclitus: Everything flows, nothing changes...
love that tree and how it chose to grow where the road makes a turn
gpimages Plus
12 80 3 England
20 Jan 2021 8:01AM
I think the harsh black and white style of the conversion works well for this image Moira.
gp Wink
AlfieK Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2021 8:01AM
A bleak wintry walk, well captured.
20 Jan 2021 8:16AM
Well composed mono Moira

Joe Smile
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
20 Jan 2021 8:19AM
very moody - love it
20 Jan 2021 8:19AM
I should think it can be rather bracing up there, when the wind's out of the north.

And I suppose we should be grateful, such as you and I, that we aren't stuck in the middle of a concrete jungle.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2021 8:22AM
Thanks everyone and thanks Ollie for the UA.
Alan we are lucky up north, we can escape from other people. Though I think I've had a bit too much of that in the last year.
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2021 8:23AM
Lovely light and tones, Moira.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
20 Jan 2021 8:33AM
Far from the madding crowd...getting away from it all...
The tree charged with guarding the road.
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
20 Jan 2021 8:34AM
Looks a dangerous bend... great view😁
20 Jan 2021 8:36AM
Alfred has been tugging my sleeve in a most persistent manner...
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2021 8:41AM
And there I was about to log off and do something less interesting... Thanks to Malc and to Alfred for the UAs, and thanks to everyone who has called in here.
20 Jan 2021 8:58AM
A familiar tree Grin. I love the stretch of road between yours and mine. Great views in all directions.
kw 5 Germany
20 Jan 2021 9:51AM
Very impressive and a fine composing. Like it. KlausGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
mistere Plus
9 23 7 England
20 Jan 2021 9:51AM
Wonderful image Moira. Really want to have a look round that bend now, Smile
viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2021 9:55AM
A very good composition. The water on the road leads the eye to the tree.

mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
20 Jan 2021 10:38AM
I hope it is not a busy road as it does not look very wide to be dodging the traffic! When I was getting treatment from a physio, they recommended, if a choice of route when starting a walk, always start on the uphill path, so you are coming downhill, when returning. Great mono, I would imagine you see the tree as your goal, when setting off!
James124 Plus
7 63 54 Portugal
20 Jan 2021 10:43AM
nice one Moira, the processing emphasises the winter cold and damp, and of course, a great composition.
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
20 Jan 2021 11:06AM
Impressive moody composition Moira
Alfie_P 15 927 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2021 11:07AM
Excellent image Moira

kaybee 18 8.5k 27 Scotland
20 Jan 2021 11:22AM
I hope it doesn't turn into snowdrifts.
20 Jan 2021 11:34AM
Great work, really like this!
Cheers Roland
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2021 11:38AM
Thanks everyone. Fiona knows that tree...
And thanks to Klaus, Dave, Somnath and Roland for their UAs.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
20 Jan 2021 12:34PM
Well, it is a photogenic tree, Moira! 😃 I like how the tree's pointing in the direction the road's leading 👍
Trev 😀
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2021 1:13PM
That tree leans with the curve... Beautiful image Moira, well seen.
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2021 1:20PM
Several comments about the leaning tree - it leans with the wind. It's like that up here - we won't get flooded but we do risk being blown away...
manicam 18 44 1 Canada
20 Jan 2021 1:27PM
Wow! Fantastic!

Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2021 3:18PM
Captured the scene perfectly Moira. Hope you wrapped up to stay warm.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2021 3:44PM
Thanks for the UA Peter! And thanks everyone.
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
20 Jan 2021 5:34PM
Love the way the tree bends and turns with the road. Lovely toned mono.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2021 5:48PM
Thank you Sandy!
20 Jan 2021 6:51PM
Sums up our current situation remarkably well - bleak, but we know the tree will come back into leaf in the spring so hope is there.
20 Jan 2021 9:15PM
"It's raining grain. Halelujah!" Smile
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1974 England
20 Jan 2021 9:54PM
'Come on around the bend,
We're going around the bend.'
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2021 10:02PM
Thanks to Paul, James and John for their UAs. And thanks everyone.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2021 8:00AM
And thanks Alan!

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