THE LONDON PLANE....
looking up you can see blue sky and green leaves.
But look down and there are first signs of autumn.... just one or two brown leaves have fallen and the husk from a shell. This must be from last year as this years are green and still growing.
The ivy is still winding its way up the trunk. It's growth was cut back earlier in the year (see my previous post) but it continues to take hold. I wonder how far it will reach before it is lopped back again?
And my final photo shows some interesting lichen and texture. As a mixed media artist I liked this natural effect.
Despite it's forlorn state described in my introduction this tree has done well over the year. It's leaves are still green with no sign of change yet....
In fact there are still buds
and acorns are growing fat. Some show signs of splitting.
On the floor I was pleased to see so many acorns, I hope some survive and grow into trees and I bought some home to plant, to give them a helping hand.
And like the London Plane, the oak also has lichen, an artist's palette of colour and texture.
Thank you for popping by. I'll be back with more photos next month and you can find out more about tree following here.
I am linking in with Lucy over at Loose and Leafy.