These trees will not have been pruned or limbed, and grow to the sun.
Further along, there was another tree that had been felled to make it easier to walk along the track.This had been a huge tree, and the slab left with the smooth face after the chainsaw had cut through showed some fascinating lines.
Most of the walk was in deep shadow, and the stream below well hidden by so many trees and branches.The sun shone through so very briefly, then rain set in. We brought our picnic home .Pumpkin soup made by Hugh yesterday. Delicious.We did not hear one bird until we left that area. So W.S. Gilbert must have been in another place when he wrote this.
Quotation of the day from W.S. Gilbert
“ On a tree by a river a little tom-tit
Sang “ Willow, titwillow, titwillow”
Cheers from Jean