Grandma Tingle - Ancient Empire WA by Bev Woodman

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You’ll find this huge old Tingle Tree affectionately known as “Grandma Tingle” and who is said to keep guard over the area of the Ancient Empire Boardwalk in the Valley of the Giants located near Denmark in Western Australia. This area is incredible and well worth a stop over. Starting from the Discovery Centre you climb up into the Tree Top Walk, a 600 metre walkway strung high in the canopy of the giant trees that inhabit this area. Below here is the Ancient Empire Baldwalk that weaves it’s way around and through many of the trees there with some said to be over 400 years old … here you will find Grandma Tingle. I loved the facial expression and the gnarled toes that almost make this one come to life. We were blessed with light rain and even lighting throughout the forest walk.

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  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Hey Bev…wonderful..

  • Thanks Warren … this one was huge and so full of character♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 3 years ago

    Certainly character filled! Wouldn’t want to mee her on a dark and spooky night!

  • Thanks Rosalie … I feel like I should bring the manicure kit with me and do the toe nails … LOL♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • joak
    joakover 3 years ago

    such a great story and shot .its almost like a wee celtic tale..love it

  • Thank you Joak for the comment and favourite … I’m sure there were some wee folk hiding amongst the bushes and especially in the huge ones you can walk through♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 3 years ago

    Ah yes, I know Grandma well! Super shot Bev and it is indeed a wonderful area to walk around. It’s quite an experience to actually walk THROUGH a tree isnt it? Somewhere I have a photo taken about 35 years ago of our car of the day, plus the family, all standing inside a Tingle Tree in the valley. When I came to try and find that same tree this trip I was told it had died a natural death and simply fallen down about 25 years ago.
    Best wishes
    Peter

  • Thanks Peter and i knew you would know this one … I saw a slide a friend took many years ago of this tree so its been around forever. I took some shots of the big ones you can walk through and will post them another night. Its sad to hear that one has died but then I guess they all have a lifespan … I was pleased to see their efforts in keeping people on the paths to help protect them … they have done a wonderful job with the boardwalks. I’ve seen the huge redwoods in the USA so my admiration of these giants goes back many years♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 3 years ago

    haha – I can see lots of faces there! Nice one Bev.

  • Thanks Michael … I love the face and the toes … they could have used this one in Lord of the Rings♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 3 years ago

    Instantly recognised it as your work, Bev. Love the face and the gnarly old bark and nobbly bits.

  • Thanks Sonia … always looking for something different … pleased you got a laugh out of this one♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    It looks like an elephants leg. A terrific shot Bev. great info too Mate.

  • Thanks Al … whatever it looks like it could certainly do with a pedicure♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonover 3 years ago

    Superb image Bev. Nature sure is amazing .

  • Thanks Terry … you bet! I often see faces in tree trunks … maybe its that good fresh air getting to me♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • traveller
    travellerover 3 years ago

    Love the texture in this old girl. Don’t know about you Bev, but we prefered the forest walk to the tree top walk.

  • Thanks Ian … I must admit I loved the walk through the trees below … but then I always love a good bushwalk and you get to smell the damp earthy smells too down low … so pleased you’ve been there, you know then how lovely it is♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Laurie Puglia
    Laurie Pugliaover 3 years ago

    very cool. i can see the face :)

  • Hi Laurie … so great to hear from you and so pleased you liked this one. Hugs to Emily … she must be quite a young miss now♥

    – Bev Woodman

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