Discovered my favourite old tree in a miserable state tonight…oh dear.

Alas, alack
Weak was your back
Then snapped your neck
Oh poor sad wreck

In happier times:

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  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful series G, and its such a reminder that nothing lasts forever!

  • Thanks Berns, a sad sight to see but I guess it was inevitable!

    – Georgie Hart

  • rofoto
    rofotoalmost 3 years ago

    That is crook! You’ve memories now:))

  • Yep, glad I came across it for the first time in 2009 rather than now! Will miss the poor old gnarled character!

    – Georgie Hart

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesalmost 3 years ago

    Nature moves on…………………….there will be others……..

  • Yes indeed they’re out there, just gotta find them!

    – Georgie Hart

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartalmost 3 years ago

    Oh no! What a sad sight! … Looks like the maggie’s come to pay it’s respects… I know how you loved that tree Georgie and you have wonderful images to remember it by…Love the epitaph. :)

  • Yep the maggie seemed to be eager to get into shot. A big pity… I’ve wondered how long the poor old thing would last before but wasn’t expecting this tonight. Heh tis a silly epitaph but after the first two words sprang into my mind on sight of the tree I started playing around.

    – Georgie Hart

  • Dani D.
    Dani D.almost 3 years ago

    You know I love that tree very much, very Tim Burton.
    This new one is also super great, love that bird, well done!

  • Thanks D, was nice of the bird to show up for me – I was glad to see it!

    – Georgie Hart

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 3 years ago

    Such a shame that this twisting, turning, dancing wonder succumbed to the inevitable at last, but you have done a fine job memorializing it, both in photos & in rhyme…. It still has great presence, this relic, & perhaps the gorgeous mag is happier with the less complicated landscape. Great work, Georgie.

  • So kind of you to leave such a lovely comment Sheila, and yes perhaps the mag and friends are quite happy with the turn of events!

    – Georgie Hart

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 3 years ago

    And BTW ~ every single one of these is a peach! It was (& let’s say still is ) a grand subject.

  • Twas a fine tree, no doubt about it.

    – Georgie Hart

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenalmost 3 years ago

    Shame,I however I love to see nature progressing as it should

  • yes that’s a good way to look at it, thanks Jamie :)

    – Georgie Hart

  • Betsy  Seeton
    Betsy Seetonalmost 3 years ago

    I remember your tree well. Love how you captured the bird atop the remaining trunk. The tree housing my bee hive crashed over during a strong fall storm. It was so shocking to stumble across the fallen tree. I can imagine how you felt …

  • Thanks B, it was a bit of a shock to be at the point of driving straight past before realising, “Oh, wait…this is it!” Very glad the bird turned up too, right on cue.

    – Georgie Hart

    JUSTARTalmost 3 years ago

    great shot

  • thanks Sylvia :)

    – Georgie Hart

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