Tree following – December 2014

Since my last post almost a month a go the willow tree leaves have turned golden yellow and started to drop, partly exposing the trunk and branches.

Willow tree, early December 2014

Shed willow leavesThe leaves on the ground are various colours, and make an interesting mosaic.

Pigeon feathersA couple of weeks ago I noticed these pigeon feathers on the ground near the base of the truck. Obviously a fox had caught one for it’s dinner. I’ve only occasionally glimpsed foxes on the site all year so it’s good to know that they are still around.

I’m going to do one more tree following post next month which should then show the willow bare. What I’d really like to do is to take a picture, perhaps monochrome, of it on a misty morning. I’ll also look back over the year.

Seeing this wonderful willow tree always gives me a sense of assurance, especially when the robin is perched high up on it singing.

For other tree followers blog posts this month have a look at Lucy’s Loose and Leafy post.

Have a good week!

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24 Responses to Tree following – December 2014

  1. Mark Willis says:

    I can’t say I have a huge amount of sympathy for the pigeon. To most gardeners they are a voracious menace – though as a cook I also see their food potential!

  2. elaine says:

    It really is a magnificent willow and seems still to have all its leaves – it must give you so much pleasure to see it everyday.

  3. Jo says:

    It’s amazing that the tree is still hanging on to its leaves. It looks lovely with a golden glow shining on it.

  4. snowbird says:

    The trees have hung onto their leaves that much longer this year, but that willow is out-stripping them all! A magnificent tree. I pleased to hear you have the foxes back again, wonderful news.xxx

    • Flighty says:

      Snowbird it shows what effect a really mild autumn has. Yes indeed. I don’t think that the foxes ever went away but I think there are fewer, perhaps only two, around at present. xx

  5. A beautiful tree, lovely golden glow.

  6. CJ says:

    It still has so many leaves doesn’t it. It should look quite striking when it’s finally bare though, I’ll look forward to seeing a photo of it then. CJ xx

  7. Chloris says:

    I like the idea of doing an atmospheric monochrome picture for winter. How amazing that the leaves are hanging on so long.

  8. Joanne says:

    It really is a beautiful tree, it’s surprising how many trees are still holding their leaves. I’m sure once the cold snap really moves in they will shed them quickly.

  9. Wow, time has seemed to race ahead of us Flighty. Soon we will be starting the journey again.

  10. nikkipolani says:

    Boy, when it decides to turn, it does it pretty quickly. I like this view of the tree, too. What a great way to mark the entrance to the plots.

  11. Erika says:

    A magnificent golden tree.

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