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Arboreal Ambling

By LynneJoyce  
I was thinking of the expression 'Can't see the wood for the trees' when it occurred to me that in my daily walks around Hirst Woods I have always photographed the minutiae of flora, tiny fauna, doggy antics or the wider views but never concentrated on the trees themselves. So this post is to rectify that.

I chose the opener because of the gimmicky presentation (more images on bark later) and because it gives the most striking thumbnail. It also demonstrates how well managed Hirst Woods is as a haven for wildlife as do the many fallen trees and cut down logs that are moved away from pathways then left to provide natural habitats.

To those of you who have remarked in the past that you prefer to see the whole tree, well that is impossible in a tree crowded woodland like this. None of the trees are completely isolated but all have their individual charms, parts of which you can see here. In this post they are also enhanced by the lovely, very early morning light (I'm usually there by 07.00) and the vibrant Spring green of the new leaves.

Thank you for viewing and I hope that you enjoy the products of my arboreal ambling.

Tags: Trees Flowers and plants Arborial Hirst Woods Shipley

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johnke Plus
7 223 16
4 May 2020 5:49PM
This is a set of well thought out and exposed images, well presented and all composed in your own way and that is how it should be. I cant say what is best because that would break up this fine set, but what I can say is they are all wonderful..John

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Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
4 May 2020 6:07PM
A lovely silvan stroll. 2 &4 if you want my favourites.
richmowil Plus
11 412 2 England
4 May 2020 6:52PM
A very good set of images Lynne.
4 May 2020 7:12PM
Excellent set of images
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
4 May 2020 8:21PM
All so charming Lynne !! I go for V11... You are walking in beautiful places...
Hope all is well with you, the boats made me think of Portugal...
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Daisymaye Plus
11 23 16 Canada
4 May 2020 8:28PM
You were not the only one checking out the wood on the trees. What a good idea to think about what we don't usually think about. If that makes any sense. A great set, shows us what a lovely woods you have near you.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
4 May 2020 8:33PM
I worried a bit , hoping v7 is not a portal to another world----
Otherwise a very enjoyable collection!
JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
4 May 2020 8:46PM
A terrific selection
capto Plus
8 6.3k 19 United Kingdom
4 May 2020 10:12PM
An enjoyable amble through your lovely wood.Smile
ColleenA Plus
7 450 7 Australia
5 May 2020 12:55AM
A truly spectacular place to walk everyday. Great set
5 May 2020 9:54AM
Love V7 of this fabulous forest foliage festival, Lynne. (Not barking up the wrong tree I hope.) Wink
And yes, an excellent opener, very nicely presented.

Nikonuser1 Plus
7 164 16 United Kingdom
5 May 2020 9:58AM
A great set Lynne, some great looking treesSmileSmile

Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
5 May 2020 10:48AM
Lovely angles on the trees in your woods Lynne.
I love the cutaway trunk In V4 and V11
and the light in V11.
A great set and shows what one can find on a single walk.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
5 May 2020 11:48AM
Lovely collection, Lynne, I particularly like V2 for its twisted branches, V7 for the dog disappearing into the tree!, and V11 for the circular pattern 👍
Trev 😀
Joline Plus
14 30 56 United States
5 May 2020 1:32PM
Trees are difficult but so rewarding, V7 and 11 are especially special!
5 May 2020 1:52PM
Terrific set Lynne including the delightful V7 , a very lovely location to wander
Drighlynne Plus
9 125 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2020 8:17PM
Such lovely fresh greens in the woods at the moment Lynne. Beautifully captured images.

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