Thursday 7 January 2010

Trees in the snow

Although inconvenient in so many ways, the snow really highlights the beauty of bare trees, and by highlighting each branch and twig, really shows up their shape and architecture. The conical shape of Corylus colurna; the big rounded dome of Tilia platyphyllos (slightly sculpted); Tilia x europaea, showing why it is a classic avenue tree; the Colesbourne contorted Platanus orientalis, reputed to have come as a cutting from the tomb of a Chinese emperor; the oft-despised Sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus, showing off its merits as a magnificent mature tree in an exposed site.


  1. Magnificent sights, John. Thanks for capturing them for others to enjoy!

  2. How beautiful. I long spring time but winter looks like a wonderland sometimes too.

  3. I love how the snow is lightly dusting over the trees. wintertime is a pleasant time for sure.


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