Logs and ladies

By mrswoolybill
In the Quarry Garden at Belsay Hall, Northumberland. A grab shot taken when friends appeared on the horizon.
The version is what I was mainly doing at the time, it's the colour version of yesterday's upload. I've actually reduced saturation on reds and yellows a bit, to improve detail.
Roy suggested yesterday that this is yew. And he does know a thing or two about wood...
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism Garden People Belsay hall Landscape and travel

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franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2019 8:03AM
Both work well in colour, Moira.
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.2k 162 England
22 Nov 2019 8:19AM
I want 3 volunteers for this shot......you, you and yew!
Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
22 Nov 2019 8:26AM
Nice work!

Arne Smile
22 Nov 2019 8:30AM
"Roy suggested yesterday that this is yew. And he does know a thing or two about wood..."

Looks like he's spot on-


A luscious colour.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 84 Norway
22 Nov 2019 8:38AM
I shall refrain from you/yew jokes, suffice to say that yew is far too decorative to burn on an open fire or in a log burner. Such a beautiful wood deserves a better fate. I'm not even sure it burns efficiently...
cats_123 Plus
19 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
22 Nov 2019 8:55AM
Now all we need is a big strong lumberjack....... everyone together...

"I'm a Lumberjack and I'm ok..."

22 Nov 2019 9:08AM
The version shows how wonderful it would be to have a table top made from that fabulous log, Moira.
Your lead image, showing the logarithm of life.

leo_nid 5 12
22 Nov 2019 9:21AM
the cross-cut sections reveal beautiful wood grain textures and they do look great in colour
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.7k 2575 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2019 9:56AM
Thanks folks, the colour version may appear in its own right some time.
I have no idea what happened to the logs. It would be sad to think of them heading for a fireplace.
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2019 9:56AM
Now who starts chopping first?WinkWinkWink

Agree with Leo MoiraSmileSmile

pascalg Plus
15 37 1 France
22 Nov 2019 12:17PM
so, here they are
interesting colours, actually
worth waiting for
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
22 Nov 2019 12:27PM
Yew have two fine captures here, Moira! 😁 I do rather prefer the version in colour to the earlier mono... 👍
Trev 😀
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
22 Nov 2019 12:48PM
Such beautiful wood. This definitely is much better in color.
This looks like it started out as two trees which grew together. It has two "hearts"
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
22 Nov 2019 3:50PM
A nice pile of yule tide logs but I think they would have to dry out quite a bit before using! I find they look better in colour..
kaybee 18 8.5k 27 Scotland
22 Nov 2019 5:38PM
Having seen this in colour now - it isn't Yew .. the bark is wrong.
The colour is fairly close to Yew but that is the amount of moisture on the cut end.
The bark and the 'drier' cut end say Beech. The darker areas are caused by rot - which Beech is very susceptible to due to the way it forks quite young in its life which allows water and debris to sit in the forks and weaken the tree over time.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.7k 2575 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2019 5:50PM
Roy, I learn something new here every day. Grin
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
22 Nov 2019 7:35PM
I must show this to John T---we have a tree that was blown over--- where it was cut shows two faces--such as this one does!
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2019 8:45PM
Terrific looking wood and well dried should make a terrific fire.
richmowil Plus
14 506 3 England
22 Nov 2019 8:52PM
Terrific grain and colour in those wet timbers!!

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