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Lean on me (still talking to the trees)

By Ericsamson
Another image from the depths of Sherwood Forest. The leaning Silver Birch appears to be pining.* 🥴🥴🥴 (I know ... and all those hours of therapy ... 🙃 😖 🙄 )

Many thanks for the very encouraging responses to the 'Hello cloud' upload and to David (imagery only)for his very kind award. Much appreciated and a joy. 😀 I should also acknowledge my debt to that nice Mr Willybobble for reacquainting me, after decades of neglect, with Nigel Molesworth and his cohort of comrades from St Custards that refined educational establishment for the ambitious parents of Middle Earth ....... England. My thanks for this are long overdue.

* Though not for the fjords. 🦜

Tags: Silver birch Sherwood forest Pine trees Leaning Wildlife and nature Sherwood pines

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saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
25 Nov 2021 7:57PM
I'd be inclined (see what I did there) to tell that leaning birch that if it doesn't stand up straight and behave like a tree, then punishment in the form of birching will be forthcoming. Although, perhaps birching a birch might be found by said birch to be stimulating and somewhat welcome...🤔
25 Nov 2021 8:24PM

Quote:Although, perhaps birching a birch might be found by said birch to be stimulating and somewhat welcome...🤔

Just as well that in using the word 'pining' I didn't reference 'The Norwegian Blue'. Clearly you are not the Monochromatic Messiah - you're just a very naughty boy. 🥴
26 Nov 2021 6:40AM
A sunbathing birch, Graham, what a novelty. Wink

John Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
26 Nov 2021 11:20AM
Well, wood you believe it, a tree begging to be hugged it seems, not from the human form, but by it's neighbours... 🌲
Trev 😀
leo_nid 5 12
26 Nov 2021 2:29PM
mistere Plus
9 23 7 England
26 Nov 2021 4:39PM
Barking up the wrong birch again, young Mr G.
Mr Davies and his mate, Mr Estelle, warned us about the
perils associated with talking to woodland foliage, and such like.
Why do you whisper, green grass?
Why tell the tress what ain't so?
Whispering Grass, the trees don't have to know.

By the way, I have a few, rather stunning, fjords in production at the moment.
You're very welcome to come and have a butchers, if you're missing them.
26 Nov 2021 5:06PM
I had a Fjord Fiesta once. Does that count?
Yours, Fjord Prefect and Don 'Skoda' Estelle.
(The 'Whispering Grass' ear worm has now bedded in for the rest of the day; wonderful song! Reminds me of that observation by Noel Coward; 'Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.') 😀
I'm off to whistle while I work.
ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
28 Nov 2021 9:38PM
I missed this on the day…beautiful photo…my award

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