Tree following – January 2015

I started following this willow tree last February and this is the tenth, and last,  tree following post about it. To see all the posts click on this Tagged Tree following link.

Further to last month the tree soon shed it’s remaining leaves and is now a bare skeleton. It seems to slightly glow on dull days as the drooping branches are golden-yellow.

I had hoped to take a monochrome picture of it on a really dank, misty day but given that there haven’t been any such days this one taken on a dull, icy morning will have to do.

The willow tree January 2015It’s been fun, and interesting, to follow this wonderful tree over the past year but I’m now looking for a new tree to follow this year.

To look at other bloggers tree following posts this month see Lucy’s Tree following post.

Have a good weekend!


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32 Responses to Tree following – January 2015

  1. menhir1 says:

    Receding with elegance and grace.
    Happy New Year! xx

  2. Wow, what a spread! This is a beautiful tree. I think the monochrome picture would have looked really nice, but this one isn’t bad either! The type of willows we have in this area tend to fall prey to various diseases, including blight and cotton root rot. Yours looks quite old?

    • Flighty says:

      Anna it sure is. We rarely get really misty or foggy days here so I guessed that a picture like that would be unlikely. That’s a shame about the willows there. Yes I’m sure it is judging by the size, but haven’t found out just how old. xx

  3. snowbird says:

    I have really enjoyed following this majestic tree, how lovely those glowing branches sound! xxx

  4. CJ says:

    Lovely to see it in the winter mist, it really is quite spectacular. CJ xx

  5. Joanne says:

    It looks quite at home with the grey back drop xx

  6. Alison says:

    I do love willow trees – they have such grace and form.

  7. Hollis says:

    Finally … no leaves! But still impressive

  8. nikkipolani says:

    A proper wintry photo of the willow.

  9. elaine says:

    It is such a great feature on your allotment site – I wonder who planted it in the first place.

  10. Jo says:

    What a beautiful photo of a wonderful tree. I’ve enjoyed following along with you on the willow’s year.

  11. Chloris says:

    It looks great without its leaves. I think the colour photo was a good idea. It shows of the glowing stems. I always enjoy willows in winter.

  12. Sara says:

    Your willow is quite dramatic in the mist with its bare branches and graceful lines. I seem to have joined in on the tree following with Lucy at the end of one year’s project but I am looking forward to what the upcoming months reveal about all the trees being followed. There is no doubt a lot will be learned by me, a real novice where trees are concerned.

    • Flighty says:

      Sara hello, it certainly is. Well done on becoming a tree follower. I’ve found it really interesting to read others blogs. I also have to admit that I don’t know much about trees either so I’m constantly referring to books or google. xx

  13. Glo says:

    Sounds like a bracing morning to go out and take the photo! Lovely to see your golden and graceful willow tree. Now that you’ve stopped following it, perhaps it will start following you 😉 Wonder which tree you will choose next??

  14. Of all the photos you’ve taken of the tree through the year, this is the most beautiful. It causes an inner jolt.

  15. That’s a lovely photo to end on Flighty, it really makes the most of the gracefully lopsided habit it has developed. I look forward to meeting the new candidate in due course!

    • Flighty says:

      Janet thanks, it’s interesting to see how different it looks from various viewpoints. It looks like being a fig tree, with maybe another as yet unknown. xx

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